Posts Tagged: Sing Unburied Sing

What to Read When: A Holiday Book-Gifting Guide


Rumpus editors share their favorite books to gift to friends and family, from recent 2017 releases to longtime literary loves. ...more

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Jon McGregor


Jon McGregor discusses his newest novel, Reservoir 13, his writing process, and why he chose not to sidestep the "missing girl" trope. ...more

Ward’s Mississippi Is Our Mississippi: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

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Capturing the Delta in harrowing detail, Ward takes readers on a journey from her own home of the Gulf Coast to the Mississippi State Penitentiary. ...more

What to Read When You Need Some Good News


Take a quick break from the apocalyptic news and end your week with this list of books to eagerly anticipate (assuming the world doesn't end) instead! ...more

This Week in Short Fiction


This week, Oxford American has a stand-alone excerpt from Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing, her first novel since 2011’s National Book Award-winning Salvage the Bones. The excerpt, titled “Flayed,” follows a boy named Jojo in the rural Mississippi Gulf Coast as he helps his grandfather kill and butcher a goat on his thirteenth birthday.