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Jesmyn Ward

Autor/a de Canteu, esperits, canteu

10+ obres 9,808 Membres 489 Ressenyes 11 preferits

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Jesmyn Ward was born in DeLisle, Mississippi in 1977. She became a writer after the death of her brother by a drunk driver. She received a MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan. Her books include the novel Where the Line Bleeds, the memoir Men We Reaped, and the nonfiction work mostra'n més The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race. Salvage the Bones won the National Book Award in Fiction in 2011 and an Alex Award in 2012. Sing, Unburied, Sing won the National Book Award in Fiction in 2017. She taught at University of New Orleans, the University of South Alabama, and Tulane University. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Jesmyn Ward

Canteu, esperits, canteu (2017) 3,940 exemplars
Salvage the Bones (2011) 2,875 exemplars
Men We Reaped (2013) 1,078 exemplars
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race (2016) — Editor — 852 exemplars
Let Us Descend (2023) 520 exemplars
Where the Line Bleeds (2008) 297 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 2021 (2021) — Editor — 126 exemplars
Navigate Your Stars (2020) 100 exemplars
Mother Swamp (2022) 17 exemplars
Cattle Haul 3 exemplars

Obres associades

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story (2021) — Col·laborador — 1,481 exemplars
Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves (2018) — Col·laborador — 380 exemplars


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I thought I would like it more than I did. Ward is a gifted writer, with a flair for dramatic language. Each chapter is in the voice of one of three characters (alive or dead). Unfortunately, the overly dramatic language did not always ring true for some of the characters, especially Leoni. It would have been interesting to have other characters, such as Michael or Pop narrate a chapter.
The ending was a disappointment for me.
Chrissylou62 | Hi ha 194 ressenyes més | Apr 11, 2024 |
Violence of dogfighting is spotlighted in this story. Realistic and lushly detailed prose from a teenage girl with several brothers, no mother and a father still mourning the loss of his wife. Great sadness, little joy after their lives are destroyed in the storm.
MimiJac | Hi ha 161 ressenyes més | Mar 14, 2024 |
astorianbooklover | Hi ha 49 ressenyes més | Mar 9, 2024 |
This novel is about a poor black/mixed race family in modern day Mississippi but there are a lot of flashbacks to earlier 1900s. The mom and kids are on a road trip to pick up dad from prison. The grandmother is dying of cancer. Many of the characters scan see ghosts and have conversations with them.

The writing is very beautiful and poetic, but the plot moved very slowly especially in the first half. The second half was much better, though a little hard to follow, at least on audiobook. Jojo and Pop saved the book; the other characters I mostly found annoying and beyond stupid, making one bad decision after another. Even the 3 year old was just annoying as hell. The story is so so sad, horrific is parts, with hemes of death, home, and family. I can't say I enjoyed the book, though I think it was well written, just not for me.… (més)
technodiabla | Hi ha 194 ressenyes més | Mar 8, 2024 |



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