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  • 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." Â Publishers Weekly"Lushly descriptive

    In the third installment in BOMB’s series, Jesmyn Ward reads an excerpt from her novel “Where the Line Bleeds,” published in BOMB 107’s literary supplement, First Proof.

  • A stunning debut novel from Jesmyn Ward, Where the Line Bleeds is a rich tale of twins raised by their grandmother in a stiflingly poor rural community on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Upon graduating from high school, growing tensions between brothers Joshua and Christophe test their loyalties—and a violent altercation n forever changes their lives.

    A stunning debut novel from Jesmyn Ward, Where the Line Bleeds is a rich tale of twins raised by their grandmother in a stiflingly poor rural community on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Upon graduating from high school, growing tensions between brothers Joshua and
    Christophe test their loyalties'and a violent altercation
    n forever changes their lives.

    Title: Where the Line Bleeds
    Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
    Publisher: Recorded Books
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  • OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
    Jesmyn Ward has written a hopeful novel. The very vivid descriptions coupled with the deep connections shared by fraternal twins, Joshua and Christophe, makes it feel as if you're apart of the story. WHERE THE LINE BLEEDS, admittedly, is slow at times, but, Ms. Ward's precision of the Mississippi dialogue and the dysfunction of the family keeps the book buoyant. Whereas I believe that some readers will find the book complicated, I believe that Ward has provided readers with a pleasant read. I recommend this book to serious readers only! Reviewed by: Peaches 3.5 stars

    Jesmyn Ward is the author of two novels, Salvage the Bones (Bloomsbury, 2011), which won the National Book Award for fiction, and Where the Line Bleeds (Bolden / Agate, 2008), which won a 2009 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Honor Award, and was a finalist for the 2009 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award and for the 2009 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Where the Line Bleeds has been excerpted in BOMB magazine’s literary pull–out First Proof and Best African American Fiction 2010 (One World / Ballantine Books). Ward’s short fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in A Public Space and Oxford American. She received a BA in English and an MA in communication from Stanford University, and an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan. She has taught at the University of Michigan, the University of New Orleans, and Stanford University, where she was a 2008–2010 Stegner Fellow. She was the 2010–2011 John and Renée Grisham Writer–in–Residence at the University of Mississippi. She is an assistant professor in creative writing at the University of South Alabama.

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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