Where the line bleeds / by Jesmyn Ward.

Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
  Processing Request
Share on Goodreads
  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Twin brothers struggle with the responsibilities of adulthood and family in the post-Katrina Mississippi Gulf coast"--Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781932841381 : PAP
      1932841385 : PAP
    • Accession Number:
      2008021651
    • Accession Number:
      fay.262468
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WARD, J. Where the line bleeds. [s.l.] : Bolden, 2008. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 14 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Ward J. Where the Line Bleeds. Bolden; 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.262468. Accessed November 14, 2019.
    • APA:
      Ward, J. (2008). Where the line bleeds. Bolden. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.262468
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ward, Jesmyn. 2008. Where the Line Bleeds. Bolden. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.262468.
    • Harvard:
      Ward, J. (2008) Where the line bleeds. Bolden. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.262468 (Accessed: 14 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ward, J 2008, Where the line bleeds, Bolden, viewed 14 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Ward, Jesmyn. Where the Line Bleeds. Bolden, 2008. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.262468.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ward, Jesmyn. Where the Line Bleeds. Bolden, 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.262468.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ward J. Where the line bleeds [Internet]. Bolden; 2008 [cited 2019 Nov 14]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.262468

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2008 November #2

In her debut, Ward successfully escapes first-novel awkwardness, obviously knowledgeable of and comfortable with the milieu in which she sets her narrative: a hardscrabble town on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Local language, personal relationships, teenage angst, the male psyche, and the grind of poverty all ring authentic as the author positions two male twins, at the point of their high-school graduation, taking divergent paths as they seek to make their way in the world. Christophe and Joshua DeLisle have the mutual devotion only close siblings can know, but the challenge to make money to not only support themselves but also their grandmother, who raised them, is met in two different fashions, one legitimate, the other illegal; consequently, their devotion is threatened. Their lives are so squeezed economically that they must climb out of debt to be successful adults while also dealing with the difficult psychological barrier to personal success and fulfillment of having been abandoned by both parents, selfish individuals whose needs have always come before those of their children. A resonant novel for any reader; for background on the writing of it, see the adjacent "Story behind the Story." Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2008 September #4

Impoverished twins living along the Mississippi Gulf Coast struggle to survive after high school in Ward's starkly beautiful debut. Abandoned by their mother and raised by their loving but ailing grandmother, Joshua and Christophe DeLisle know job prospects are slim in rural Bois Sauvage, so they spend their days playing basketball and flirting with the local girls. Eventually, even with no work history, Joshua is hired to work on the docks, but Christophe falls in with the brothers' drug-dealing cousin. Too ashamed to admit that he spends his days in the park selling marijuana, Christophe secretly contributes to the family's expenses with regular "deposits" to his grandmother's purse. But when Christophe decides to start selling more dangerous drugs, tensions between the twins grow, and the arrival of their long-absent drug addict father sparks a violent confrontation. A fresh new voice in American literature, Ward unflinchingly describes a world full of despair but not devoid of hope. (Nov.)

[Page 39]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.