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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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April 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Salvage the Bones (Wheeler Hardcover)
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1-4104-4711-1 / 978-1-4104-4711-1 (USA edition)
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September 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Salvage the Bones: A Novel
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1-60819-522-8 / 978-1-60819-522-0 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Salvage the Bones
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1-4088-5408-2 / 978-1-4088-5408-2 (UK edition)
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April 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Salvage the Bones: A Novel
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1-60819-626-7 / 978-1-60819-626-5 (USA edition)
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April 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Salvage the Bones
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1-4088-2700-X / 978-1-4088-2700-0 (UK edition)
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June 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Salvage the Bones
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June 2012 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Salvage the Bones
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1-4712-0233-X / 978-1-4712-0233-9 (UK edition)
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January 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Salvage the Bones: A Novel
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Recorded Books
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January 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Salvage the Bones: A Novel
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Recorded Books
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December 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Salvage the Bones
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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August 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Salvage the Bones: A Novel
Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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