Sing, Unburied, Sing: by Jesmyn Ward | Conversation Starters
In “Sing, Unburied, Sing”, readers are introduced to an archetypal road novel that transcends the familiar bounds of the genre, exploring a heartfelt and at times painful story of family bonds. Jojo, the thirteen-year-old protagonist, struggles to define what it is to be a man; a biracial child with absent fathers and other absent men in the family, he only has his Black grandfather to rely on. Amidst family demons and harsh realities, Jojo’s family embarks on a trip that might begin to change everything.
Jesmyn Ward’s third novel, “Sing, Unburied, Sing” comes on the heels of the National Book Award-winning “Salvage the Bones”. Praised for her lyrical and unique prose, Ward explores the nature of legacies, violence, love, and family with a fragile beauty that has captured audiences worldwide.
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