Sing, Unburied Sing | Jesmyn Ward
A tragic story about an African American family challenged with dissolution. Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. His mother, Leonie, is in constant conflict with herself and those around her. When the children’s father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the State Penitentiary. An archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first century America that examines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power – and limitations – of family bonds.