Where the Line Bleeds

Ward, Jesmyn

Published by Agate Pub Inc, 2008
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Scarce unread copy of 2011 National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward's first novel. Ward's second novel, Salvage the Bones, won the award. This is a first edition, first printing. This book was only opened for signature by author. The first print run was small - first printing is rare. This book is new and received directly from the publisher.Any slight bumps (if any) occurred during shipment from the publisher.This book was issued in soft cover only. This is a true collector's item. It was signed by the author in my presence. The book will be carefully wrapped and shipped in a box. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Joshua and Christophe are twins, raised by a blind grandmother and a large extended family in a rural town on Mississippi's Gulf Coast. They've just finished high school and need to find jobs, but in a failing post-Katrina economy, it's not easy. Joshua gets work on the docks, but Christophe's not so lucky. Desperate to alleviate the family's poverty, he starts to sell drugs. He can hide it from his grandmother but not his twin, and the two grow increasingly estranged. Christophe's downward spiral is accelerated first by crack, then by the reappearance of the twins' parents: Cille, who abandoned them, and Sandman, a creepy, predatory addict. Sandman taunts Christophe, eventually provoking a shocking confrontation that will ultimately damn or save both twins. Ward inhabits these characters, and this world -- black Creole, poor, and drug-riddled, yet shored by family and community-- to a rare degree, without a trace of irony or distance.

Book Description: Praise for National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward's debut novel Where the Line Bleeds:

"Starkly beautiful debut...A fresh new voice in American literature." Publishers Weekly

"Lushly descriptive prose...with stunning precision. Her prodigious talent and fearless portrayal of a world too often overlooked make her novel a powerful choice for our seventeenth Essence Book Club Recommended Read." Essence

"I feel like I have read the debut work of the next Faulkner, or Capote, or O?Connor, a great Southern writer whom my children might some day read in their college classes." Kenneth Jones, Oxford Eagle

"A richly textured tale...like the best fiction, [it] creates its own world." Susan Larson, New Orleans Times-Picayune

"A resonant novel for any reader." Booklist

"Jesmyn Ward?s debut novel immediately sets her apart as a young novelist to watch closely." Daniel Van Mieghem, Literary Fiction Review

"An emotionally honest snapshot of an overlooked America: small-town, economically stagnant and black." William J. Cobb, Dallas Morning News

"A promising debut." Kirkus Reviews

"Ward?s beautiful language allows the location and characters to come alive...will appeal to teens who can see themselves here or who are interested in discovering realities far from their own lives." ?School Library Journal

"A lyrical yet clear-eyed portrait of a rural South and an African-American reality that are rarely depicted." Anna Mundow, Boston Globe

"The greatest strength of this novel is Ward's ability to capture in perfect nuance the smallest gestures and details of setting in order to bring the world she depicts to life, often through the wordless way in which the characters communicate." Jennifer Deitz, Palo Alto Weekly

"Bursting with life - joyous, loving, frustrated and furious - Where the Line Bleeds marks the forceful debut of an exceptional new talent. Jesmyn Ward's vision is at once searingly honest and sweepingly empathic. Her vibrant portrait of a Mississippi Gulf Coast town is peopled by some of the most movingly, achingly human characters I've encountered in fiction in years." Peter Ho Davies, author of The Welsh Girl

"Jesmyn Ward's debut novel is eloquent in its description of young lives at risk; she's authoritative both when writing of the doomed and prospect of salvation. The lyric gifts displayed in Where The Line Bleeds are very impressive indeed, and the world evoked the rural south, with its complex web of family devotion and betrayal is vivid from first page to last. A major talent here." Nicholas Delbanco, author of Spring and Fall, and The Count of Concord

"Where the Line Bleeds is a rich, subtle, lyrical novel by an important new writer. Jesmyn Ward writes with a miniaturist's attention to detail, with dazzling elegance and precision, but is unwaveringly compassionate in her exploration of character and place. There is suspense here, along with keen insight the qualities that keep the pages turning. But there is also poetry, and mystery the qualities that cause the reader to linger in wonder." Laura Kasischke, author of The Life Before Her Eyes

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Title: Where the Line Bleeds
Publisher: Agate Pub Inc
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Soft cover
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