Women Authors Book Club : Sing, Unburied, Sing

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When:
October 1, 2018 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
2018-10-01T19:15:00-04:00
2018-10-01T21:00:00-04:00
Where:
Carrollwood Cultural Center (Meeting Room II)
4537 Lowell Rd
Tampa, FL 33618
USA
Contact:
Debbie Doliner

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn WardJojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. He doesn’t lack in fathers to study, chief among them his Black grandfather, Pop. But there are other men who complicate his understanding: his absent White father, Michael, who is being released from prison; his absent White grandfather, Big Joseph, who won’t acknowledge his existence; and the memories of his dead uncle, Given, who died as a teenager.

When the children’s father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary. At Parchman, there is another thirteen-year-old boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach Jojo about fathers and sons, about legacies, about violence, about love.

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For more information, please contact Group Leader, Debbie Doliner, at debdoliner@gmail.com.