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Salvage the Bones

(2011)
A novel by

 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book
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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Hardback Editions

April 2012 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Salvage the Bones (Wheeler Hardcover)
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1-4104-4711-1 / 978-1-4104-4711-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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September 2011 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Salvage the Bones: A Novel
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1-60819-522-8 / 978-1-60819-522-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Paperback Editions

January 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Salvage the Bones
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1-4088-5408-2 / 978-1-4088-5408-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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April 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Salvage the Bones: A Novel
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1-60819-626-7 / 978-1-60819-626-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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April 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Salvage the Bones
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1-4088-2700-X / 978-1-4088-2700-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

June 2012 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Salvage the Bones
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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June 2012 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Salvage the Bones
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1-4712-0233-X / 978-1-4712-0233-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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January 2012 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Salvage the Bones: A Novel
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Salvage the Bones
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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August 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Salvage the Bones: A Novel
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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