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Sing, Unburied, Sing

The American South is irrevocably tied to its racial history, so much so that its reverberations still linger in politics and culture in the present. Jesmyn Ward’s latest novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, exhumes the gothic and mythic presence of the South to create a sense of foreboding danger from the opening scene, where the young Jojo loses his innocence when his grandfather teaches him how to slaughter a lamb.