Saturday, September 3, 2011
“The novel’s hugeness of heart and fierceness of family grip and hold on like [a] pit bull.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
As the twelve days that make up the novel's framework yield to their dramatic conclusion, this unforgettable family-motherless children sacrificing for one another as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce-pulls itself up to face another day. A big-hearted novel about familial love and community against all odds, and a wrenching look at the lonesome, brutal, and restrictive realities of rural poverty, Salvage the Bones is muscled with poetry, revelatory, and real.
Listen to an interview with the author on NPR.