NEW Salvage the Bones ½ Jesmyn Ward

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Summary Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Jesmyn Ward Jesmyn Ward ☆ 4 characters Read Salvage the Bones Keep down what food she gets; she's fourteen and pregnant Her brother Skeetah is sneaking scraps for his prized pitbull's new litter dying one by one in the dirt While brothers Randall and Junior try to stake their claim in a family long on child's play and short on parenting As the twelve days that comprise the novel's framework yield to the final day a. Being VulnerableMississippi is a strange place To say it is conservative is a euphemism for well you make a judgment It took about 130 years for the State legislature to approve the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution which made slavery illegal 1995 I believe I doubt Mississippi is on many bucket lists Salvage the Bones explains why it really isn t a tourist destination in addition to the horrid climateThe family Batiste exists on a knife edge starving fighting struggling in the piney woods of Southern Mississippi Any mis step can lead to disaster They are vaguely aware of this vulnerability but do little to protect themselves Their preparations for a threatening hurricane are symbolic than effective Their everyday lives are lived warily but with a haphazard casualness they seem to understand as courage perhaps it is It is impossible to tell if they are stoical or merely submissively resigned to overwhelming forces It s all contaminated one of the brothers says Everything And it is The plot of land they live on the sand pit they swim in the various domestic animals they keep the entire existential scheme in which they find themselves The na vet of 14 year old Esch the narrator is startling Her life is emotionally and physically brutal made only worse by her fantasies of Greek heroes and their lovers Even these classical myths are contaminated by the facts of her life So now we pick at the house like mostly eaten leftovers The grandparents house is progressively cannibalized to make inadeuate improvements to their own deteriorating dwellings The family conspires to destroy their own history plank by plank Their present is washed clean of memory like vegetables washed clean of the dirt they grow in They have lived in the coastal lowlands for generations but they have fewer roots than the palmettos they live among We live in the black heart of Bois Sauvage Is that a place of refuge or a prison It s protection against the alien white Bois and the folk who live out away in the pale arteries The family come across white folk at school and the supermarket but they don t speak except in emergencies A sort of apartheid of the heart prevails There is mutual non recognition These are my options and they narrow to none This applies not just for the pregnant Esch but also for the entire family There are no options no real choices they have to make other than to submit or not to what s presented to them Hope is not something they engage in They move on from one imminent aspiration to the next Always crazy for something They take unnecessary risks because well they just do At least something unexpected might result something different Mostly it s something worseThe spine of the story is a vicious pit bull terrier whose litter of puppies is as threatened by her as every other living thing within range of her muzzle She is like the impending storm still and silent until suddenly deadly The dog is male machismo made flesh and bone the psychological anima expressed in reality It s function is to fight and maim and cause pain so the male doesn t have to do it himself But as most men find out sooner or later the anima is very high maintenance and entirely unreliable Esch s parallel animus is not to be trifled with either she s not going to let some Jason treat her like an hapless Medea The black Athena inside her will fight for survival Like the storm she made things happen that had never happened before Whatever Bois Sauvage had been before the storm the demarcations between black and white the male competitions the designation of rich and poor no longer exist Suddenly there is a great split between now and then A way to start over perhaps It is Mississippi after all See messages 2 5 below for clarification of this point

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Summary Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Jesmyn Ward Jesmyn Ward ☆ 4 characters Read Salvage the Bones Nd Hurricane Katrina the unforgettable family at the novel's heart motherless children sacrificing for each other as they can protecting and nurturing where love is scarce pulls itself up to struggle for another day A wrenching look at the lonesome brutal and restrictive realities of rural poverty Salvage the Bone is muscled with poetry revelatory and re. I have no clue how to rate this book It s so raw so visceral so brutal It s a hard story to read because it s so depressing It s saving grace is how beautifully it s written Esch is fourteen and pregnant Her mother is dead her father is an alcoholic basically absent We re talking extreme poverty where food is scarce everyone is unemployed and theft is a necessityThe one love affair is basically between Skeetah and his pit bull China who s just had puppies This was hard for me as Skeetah obviously loves China but still uses her as a fighter I m sorry how the hell can anyone do that Sections of this book are positively gruesome including some dog fighting scenes This was a book I literally had to keep putting down and walking away If I weren t reading it for a book club I m not sure I could have finished it Ward relies on the story of Medea to give us a sense of context Writing of Katrina Ward states she left us a dark Gulf and salt burned land She left us to learn to salvage Katrina is the mother we will remember until the next mother with large unmerciless hands committed to blood comes I thought writing this review might provide some clarity for me as to how to rate it But I m still torn It s not a book I can easily recommend as it has a lot of ugly violence But it is an important book

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Summary Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Jesmyn Ward Jesmyn Ward ☆ 4 characters Read Salvage the Bones Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage Mississippi and Esch's father is growing concerned A hard drinker largely absent he doesn't show concern for much else Esch and her three brothers are stocking food but there isn't much to save Lately Esch can't. The audiobook narratorby Cherise Booth is outstandingAuthor Jesmyn Ward s writing is beautiful lyricallovely as can beBetween the Jesmyn s usage of language poetic sometimes calming the issues at handand Cherise s engaging voice Salvage The Bones feels real tragic and completely heartbreaking My heart was racing the last couple of chapterswhere it was almost stopped at beginning Two extreme emotions from start to finish Most of the book takes place a few days before Hurricane Katrinaset in a small town in Mississippi A very haunting often gut wrenching story about a black poor family There is loss There is loveand this is a hard book to shake or reviewbecause nothing I say feels it can describe the experience Esch is 14 years old She s the only girl in the family as her mother died years ago She tends to follow her three brothers Skeetah Randall and Junior around as much as possible Their father is an alcoholic but when not drinking he is preparing for Katrina A believable narrator Esch describes how she easily surrendered to sex She was having sex with many of her brothers friends but has her eyes on one of the boys Mandy Esch describes being pregnant as if representing all the painful struggles of all young women everywhere who have ever been in her shoes Well at least that s how I felt It was so real and such a sad situation Plus I cringed with the dog fighting themesbut there is a purpose for them Skeetah tries to save his dog China s pit bull s litter but they were sicknot an easy scene to take inyet again themes keep tie together up to the endRandal the other brother is a gifted basketball player who dreams of having a professional careerbut it s Esch s story as the only girl in this family who I still am left thinking about For three days before the hurricane hits we see this family all trying to survive challenging situations and poverty and then THE BIG REALITY HITSsurvival at a whole new level A very powerful book


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  1. says: NEW Salvage the Bones ½ Jesmyn Ward Jesmyn Ward ☆ 4 characters Read Salvage the Bones

    NEW Salvage the Bones ½ Jesmyn Ward Read Salvage the Bones There is a moment in the beginning of this book when I want to put the book down the birthing of puppies There is a point in the middle when I breathe raggedly as though from a gut punch Ward’s description of the dog figh

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    Read Salvage the Bones Summary Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Jesmyn Ward Jesmyn Ward ☆ 4 characters The outstanding writing abilities of Jesamyn Ward are indisputable in this emotionally visceral powerhouse of a novel epic in scope pitching the indomitable spirit of a family to survive against all the odds with the destructive and devastating monster of nature that is Hurricane Katrina wreaking havoc on the Mississipi coastal town of Bois Sauvage Esch is the black 14 year old narrator pregnant the only gir

  3. says: NEW Salvage the Bones ½ Jesmyn Ward

    Jesmyn Ward ☆ 4 characters Summary Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Jesmyn Ward Read Salvage the Bones The audiobook narratorby Cherise Booth is outstandingAuthor Jesmyn Ward's writing is beautiful lyricallovely as can beBetween the Jesmyn's usage of language poetic sometimes calming the issues at handand Cherise's

  4. says: Summary Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Jesmyn Ward Jesmyn Ward ☆ 4 characters Read Salvage the Bones

    NEW Salvage the Bones ½ Jesmyn Ward Being VulnerableMississippi is a strange place To say it is conservative is a euphemism for well you make a judgment It took about 130 years for the State legislature to approve the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution which made slavery illegal 1995 I believe I doubt Mississippi is on many bucket lists Salvage the Bones explains why it really isn’t a tourist destination in addition to the horri

  5. says: NEW Salvage the Bones ½ Jesmyn Ward

    NEW Salvage the Bones ½ Jesmyn Ward when i finished the book i realized that the hurricane's presence in it had been much stronger than i had realized at first even though katrina occupies only two chapters it seems as if the prose breathes hurric

  6. says: Read Salvage the Bones Summary Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Jesmyn Ward Jesmyn Ward ☆ 4 characters

    Jesmyn Ward ☆ 4 characters NEW Salvage the Bones ½ Jesmyn Ward I couldn't dull the edge

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    NEW Salvage the Bones ½ Jesmyn Ward Unfortunately I felt like I was reading an extended undergrad creative writing piece not an award winning autho

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    Read Salvage the Bones Jesmyn Ward ☆ 4 characters NEW Salvage the Bones ½ Jesmyn Ward Reading Road Trip 2020Current location MississippiThis was a problematic read for meFirst off this novel remind

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    NEW Salvage the Bones ½ Jesmyn Ward I have no clue how to rate this book It’s so raw so visceral so brutal It’s a hard story to read because it’s so depressing It’s saving

  10. says: NEW Salvage the Bones ½ Jesmyn Ward Summary Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Jesmyn Ward Jesmyn Ward ☆ 4 characters

    NEW Salvage the Bones ½ Jesmyn Ward Read Salvage the Bones This book takes place over the course of twelve days and in those twelve days a lot happens A dog China becomes a Mother in a very detailed birthing seuence a young teen Esch learns she is going to be a Mother and Motherless children prepare for a Hurricane in between attending dog fights fighting among themselves and caring for their drunk father Esch and her brothers live in Bois Sauvage Mississippi Their Mother passe

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  • Salvage the Bones
  • Jesmyn Ward
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  • 04 November 2020
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