You are here


SKU: 9785555126078

Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward

Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. His mother, Leonie, is an inconsistent presence in his and his toddler sister's lives. She is an imperfect mother in constant conflict with herself and those around her. She is black and her children's father is white. She wants to be a better mother but can't put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use. When the father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary. At Parchman, there is another thirteen year old boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach to Jojo about fathers and sons, about legacies, about violence, about love. Sing, Unburied, Sing is a National Book Award Winner.
-Thomas Dunne Books, WAS $17.00, NOW $6.98

Price: $6.98

Upcoming Events