The Resource Sing, unburied, sing : a novel, Jesmyn Ward

Sing, unburied, sing : a novel, Jesmyn Ward

Label
Sing, unburied, sing : a novel
Title
Sing, unburied, sing
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jesmyn Ward
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she's high; Mam is dying of cancer; and quiet, steady Pop tries to run the household and teach Jojo how to be a man. When the white father of Leonie's children is released from prison, she packs her kids and a friend into her car and sets out across the state for Parchman farm, the Mississippi State Penitentiary, on a journey rife with danger and promise
Summary
A story of how the past affects the present, and of deeply entrenched racism, Sing Unburied Sing describes the life of a biracial boy, his addicted, grieving black mother, and his incarcerated white father. A road trip to Dad's prison kick-starts the novel, which offers deeply affecting characters, a strong sense of place (rural Mississippi), and a touch of magical realism in appearances by the dead. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Fiction, 2018.
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2017.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
Awards note
National Book Award, Fiction, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10576381
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ward, Jesmyn
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.A7323
LC item number
S564 2017ab
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
840
Literary form
fiction
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Rutina Wesley, Chris Chalk
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1994-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harrison, Kelvin
  • Wesley, Rutina
  • Chalk, Chris
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children of drug addicts
  • Drug addicts
  • African American families
  • Grandparent and child
  • African American families
  • Children of drug addicts
  • Drug addicts
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Sing, unburied, sing : a novel, Jesmyn Ward
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966608888
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508265153
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781508237549
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
11799396
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60c6nj
  • 61c6nj
  • 40c6nj
  • 41c6nj
System control number
(OCoLC)966608888
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Sing, unburied, sing : a novel, Jesmyn Ward
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966608888
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508265153
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781508237549
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
11799396
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60c6nj
  • 61c6nj
  • 40c6nj
  • 41c6nj
System control number
(OCoLC)966608888
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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