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Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
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Feb 06, 2012

it was amazing
Read in February, 2012

In the harsh atmosphere of backwater impoverished town, Esch and her family are preparing for Hurricane Katrina. Meanwhile, she has sought love through sex with a neighbor boy, her brother has sought it in the pit bull who has just birthed a litter. The death of their mother in childbirth from the youngest, Junior, has changed the dynamics of the family. Metaphorical, savage scenes of dogfighting, references to the book of mythology that Esch is reading--all blended into the tale of the twelve days leading up to Katrina. Wonderful.

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