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The Resource Men we reaped : a memoir, Jesmyn Ward

Men we reaped : a memoir, Jesmyn Ward

Label
Men we reaped : a memoir
Title
Men we reaped
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jesmyn Ward
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jesmyn Ward's universally acclaimed memoir shines a light on the community she comes from, in the small town of DeLisle, Mississippi, a place of quiet beauty and fierce attachment. Here, in the space of four years, she lost five young men dear to her, including her beloved brother--to accidents, murder, and suicide. Their deaths were seemingly unconnected, yet their lives had been connected, by identity and place, and as Jesmyn dealt with these losses, she came to a staggering truth: These young men died because of who they were and the place they were from, because certain disadvantages breed a certain kind of bad luck. Because they lived with a history of racism and economic struggle. They agonizing reality commanded Jesmyn to write, at last, their true stories and her own. 'Men We Reaped' opens up a parallel universe, yet it points to problems whose roots are woven into the soil under all our feet. This indispensable American memoir is destined to become a classic"--
Assigning source
Provided by back cover
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ward, Jesmyn
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.A7323
LC item number
Z46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ward, Jesmyn
  • Ward, Jesmyn
  • African American women authors
  • Rural poor
  • African American men
  • African American men
  • African American women authors
  • Rural poor
  • Mississippi
Label
Men we reaped : a memoir, Jesmyn Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes "Reading group guide" (pages 256-260)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781608197651
Lccn
2013013600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn869343489
  • (OCoLC)869343489
Label
Men we reaped : a memoir, Jesmyn Ward
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes "Reading group guide" (pages 256-260)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781608197651
Lccn
2013013600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn869343489
  • (OCoLC)869343489

Library Locations

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