“Salvage the Bones” by Jesmyn Ward was first published in 2011. The book won the National Book Award for Fiction in the same year. At the centre of the novel the plight of a working class African American family living in New Orleans is there.
The announcements having been made that Hurricane Katrina is approaching, the family prepares for the disaster. The novel follows the family through the aftermaths of the storm.
The author had lived through the Katrina. When she realized how easily that huge storm had receded from public consciousness, the author decided to write this novel.
"Salvage the Bones" Summarized & Analyzed
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Major Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Chapter Five: Critical Analysis