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Men we reaped : a memoir / Jesmyn Ward.

Author/creator Ward, Jesmyn author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst U.S. edition.
Publication Info New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Copyright Notice ©2013
Description256 pages ; 22 cm
Subject(s)
Contents We are in Wolf Town -- Roger Eric Daniels III -- We are born -- Demond Cook -- We are wounded -- Charles Joseph Martin -- We are watching -- Ronald Wayne Lizana -- We are learning -- Joshua Adam Dedeaux -- We are here.
Abstract A memoir that examines rural poverty and the lingering strains of racism in the South by the author of Salvage the bones.
Abstract In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life: to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Dealing with these losses, one after another, made Jesmyn ask the question: Why? And as she began to write about the experience of living through all the dying, she realized the truth. Her brother and her friends all died because of who they were and where they were from, because they lived with a history of racism and economic struggle that fostered drug addiction and the dissolution of family and relationships.
LCCN 2013013600
ISBN9781608195213 (hardcover)
ISBN160819521X (hardcover)

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Joyner TRC Ronnie Barnes Collection PS3623.A7323 Z46 2013 ✔ Available Place Hold

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