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Jesmyn Ward

Biography

Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward received her MFA from the University of Michigan and was a recipient of a Stegner Fellowship, a John and Renee Grisham Writers Residency, and the Strauss Living Prize. She is currently an associate professor of creative writing at Tulane University and author of the novels SING, UNBURIED, SING, WHERE THE LINE BLEEDS and SALVAGE THE BONES, the latter of which won the 2011 National Book Award. She is also the author of the memoir, MEN WE REAPED, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize and the Media for a Just Society Award. She lives in Mississippi.

Jesmyn Ward

Books by Jesmyn Ward

written by Jesmyn Ward; read by Kelvin Harrison Jr., Rutina Wesley and Chris Chalk - Fiction
by Jesmyn Ward - African American Interest, Fiction

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. But Esch has her own problems.