Salvage the Bones: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
There were a lot of lovely moments in this book. I loved the allusions to Greek mythology, and the imagery when Hurricane Katrina hits is amazing. However, the storyline felt a little slow in parts, especially since the reader knows there is a buildup happening to when the hurricane actually comes. I almost felt like the climax of the book happened too late. I would have loved for the action to have happened sooner, thus allowing for more resolution time. Some of the subject matter is also a little hard to get past--I definitely struggled to get through the dog fight sections. But overall, Ward has a beautiful way with words and her characters are three-dimensional and believable.
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