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Jesmyn Ward

Autor(a) de Sing, Unburied, Sing

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About the Author

Jesmyn Ward was born in DeLisle, Mississippi in 1977. She became a writer after the death of her brother by a drunk driver. She received a MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan. Her books include the novel Where the Line Bleeds, the memoir Men We Reaped, and the nonfiction work mostrar mais The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race. Salvage the Bones won the National Book Award in Fiction in 2011 and an Alex Award in 2012. Sing, Unburied, Sing won the National Book Award in Fiction in 2017. She taught at University of New Orleans, the University of South Alabama, and Tulane University. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Jesmyn Ward

Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017) 3,972 cópias
Salvage the Bones (2011) 2,892 cópias
Men We Reaped (2013) 1,085 cópias
Let Us Descend (2023) 544 cópias
Where the Line Bleeds (2008) 301 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2021 (2021) — Editor — 126 cópias
Navigate Your Stars (2020) 101 cópias
Mother Swamp (2022) 17 cópias
Cattle Haul 3 cópias

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This is a fascinating book about the French art thief Stéphane Briestweiser and his girlfriend Anne Catherine Kleinkhaus. He is a lover of any form of pre-renaissance art and in 1991 steals his first small ivory statue from a museum in Antwerp. It is a sculpture of Adam and Eve and becomes his favourite piece. They return to Mulhouse, France south of Strasbourg. They live in the attic of his mother’s house, Mireille Stengel.
As a former museum security guard, Breitweiser knows the ins and outs of weaknesses in security systems and uses his knowledge and Catherine large purse to snatch anything that they fancy. He does not consider himself to be a thief as he does not profit from the stolen goods. The apartment is filled with over 200 objects that he adores for their beauty.
When he is finally caught returning to the scene of an earlier theft, police authorities in several countries collaborate to build their case and find him guilty.
Good story.
… (mais)
MaggieFlo | outras 26 resenhas | May 3, 2024 |
I thought I would like it more than I did. Ward is a gifted writer, with a flair for dramatic language. Each chapter is in the voice of one of three characters (alive or dead). Unfortunately, the overly dramatic language did not always ring true for some of the characters, especially Leoni. It would have been interesting to have other characters, such as Michael or Pop narrate a chapter.
The ending was a disappointment for me.
Chrissylou62 | outras 194 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
Violence of dogfighting is spotlighted in this story. Realistic and lushly detailed prose from a teenage girl with several brothers, no mother and a father still mourning the loss of his wife. Great sadness, little joy after their lives are destroyed in the storm.
MimiJac | outras 161 resenhas | Mar 14, 2024 |
astorianbooklover | outras 49 resenhas | Mar 9, 2024 |



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