Top positive review
This book is poetry.
31 January 2018
Gruesome circumstances force Jojo to shoulder responsibilities far more than a 13year old could take. The central plot of the book is about a road trip. A black woman drives down with her two children and a friend to pick up their white father from prison. A gut wrenching story.
Kudos to Jesmyn Ward to wreathe a story around a drug addict mother, a father who is a felon, terminally ill grandmother, three year old sister and grandfather who is more like a father to Jojo.
Sing, Unburied, Sing is poetry. It's art. Imperfectly perfect. A difficult read but very much worth it.