Salvage the Bones

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Paperback, St Martins Pr, 2012, ISBN13 9781608196265, ISBN10 1608196267

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Winner of the 2011 National Book Award
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 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. Meanwhile, 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 make up the novel's framework yield to their dramatic conclusion, this unforgettable family-motherless children sacrificing for one another as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce-pulls itself up to face another day. A big-hearted novel about familial love and community against all odds, and a wrenching look at the lonesome, brutal, and restrictive realities of rural poverty, Salvage the Bones is muscled with poetry, revelatory, and real.

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Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publish Date: Apr 24, 2012
ISBN-13: 9781608196265
ISBN-10: 1608196267
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.6
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.2 x 5.9 x 0.8
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Realistic portrayal of life in rural South. Poignant description of the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina and the survival of the inhabitants of Bois Sauvage. GOOD READ!

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