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ISBN: 1608196267

ISBN13: 9781608196265

Salvage the Bones

(Book #1 in the Bois Sauvage Series)

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Winner of the National Book Award Jesmyn Ward, two-time National Book Award winner and author of Sing, Unburied, Sing , delivers a gritty but tender novel about family and poverty in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina. 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...

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Devastating, horrifying, yet beautiful all at the same time

This book horrified me, stopped my heart, and just made me stop breathing. The words I have to say for this book is inadequate. The beginning had me wanting to throw the book halfway across the room. It was so traumatic, especially working with animals. Then the dog fighting scenes just ugh!! I can't. I was horrified knowing how Jesmyn described is pretty freaking accurate. Just felt my insides churning and crumbling all at the same time! The author weaves a world of love, loyalty, and despair in the middle of mother nature's disaster. An amazing read. The only complaint I have is sometimes the wording and the pacing got a little much. But still a gorgeous book!! Devastating book so be prepared

Couldn't put it down!

This was a really interesting, great read which had me following closely from start to finish... Very well written and easy to get hooked.

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