Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel

Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel

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*WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD for FICTION

*A TIME MAGAZINE BEST NOVEL OF THE YEAR and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 OF 2017

*Finalist for the Kirkus Prize

*Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal

*Publishers Weekly Top 10 of 2017

“The heart of Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing is story—the yearning for a narrative to help us understand ourselves, the pain of the gaps we’ll never fill, the truths that are failed by words and must be translated through ritual… (more)

Editorial reviews (7 reviews)


Still, for all its occasional mis- and oversteps, Sing, Unburied, Sing is a brooding, pained meditation on the proposition, spelled out by Colson Whitehead in The Underground Railroad, that “America is a ghost in the darkness”.

As such, I wanted to love this critics’ darling but ended up struggling through it to the point where I was relieved when I was done. It is an unfortunate response to a novel which is as timely as it is vital to building empathy within society.

“Sing, Unburied, Sing” is many things: a road novel, a slender epic of three generations and the ghosts that haunt them, and a portrait of what ordinary folk in dire circumstances cleave to as well as what they — and perhaps we all — are trying to outrun.


Book Details  


Publisher: Scribner (September 05, 2017)

Collection: Scribner

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 3.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: National Book Award for Fiction 2017 winner


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