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Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
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Dec 02, 11

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Read in December, 2011

I read Salvage the Bones because it was the first fiction I have seen on the topic of Hurricane Katrina and won the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction. I gave it two stars for those reasons- but really it's only a one star for me.

The story line is uniquely told from the voice of a young poor pregnant girl who is very limited by her circumstances. I appreciated the attempt to expose her situation but found nothing in the story to move me beyond being a very distant viewer. The hurricane served more of a back drop and also was lacking in its emotional draw.

I wanted to feel more but I didn't. What a disappointment!


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