“Sing, Unburied, Sing” Book Talk & Signing | SF
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The Booksmith | 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Booksmith is thrilled to have Jesmyn Ward in the store for her latest novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing and they’d like you to join them.
Carrying the torch of Faulkner and As I Lay Dying, Sing, Unburied, Sing tells the emotional journey taken by Leonie, a single mother addicted to drugs, her son Jojo, 13, and his toddler sister, Kayla—who have been raised by their grandparents Pap, who tries to teach Jojo how to be a man, and Mam, who is sick with cancer—to Parchman Farm, the Mississippi State Penitentiary where Jojo and Kayla’s white father is being released from prison. Ghosts and spirits hover over Ward’s narrative, which hums with ambition, complexity, heartache, rich visuals, and violence.
Free and an RSVP is appreciated but not required.