Podcast: Stephen Usery Interviews Jesmyn Ward

  • December 8, 2011

Stephen Usery speaks with the author of Salvage The Bones, winner of the National Book Award.

See The Independent‘s review of Salvage The Bones.

Stephen Usery interviews Jesmyn Ward about her second novel, Salvage the Bones, which won the 2011 National Book Award for fiction.  It’s August of 2005, and as the hurricane season begins heating up, a   Mississippi Gulf Coast teenage girl named Esch tries to get by from day to day, as her brother raises pit bulls for fighting, her father obsesses about the coming storms, and the world at large seems to have little to no sympathy for the rural poor.

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