Fort Greene store:
Tuesday, September 5, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Jesmyn Ward presents Sing, Unburied, Sing
In conversation with Ayana Mathis
Wine reception to follow
National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward launches her newest novel, a profound Southern odyssey and a searing chronicle of twenty-first-century America. Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner, The Odyssey and the Old Testament, Ward shows us life on the gulf coast of Mississippi for one American family, as they travel through the South. Sing, Unburied, Sing grapples with the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power, and limitations, of the bonds of family. Ward is the author of the bestselling, critically acclaimed titles Salvage the Bones and Men We Reaped, and the editor of the essay collection The Fire This Time; Sing, Unburied, Sing is her highly anticipated return to fiction. Ward is joined in conversation by Ayana Mathis, author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. A wine reception follows to celebrate the book’s launch.