Always a reader. Writing to remember and to share my thoughts on the books I read.
Jesmyn Ward's heartbreaking memoir is about losing five young men close to her in the very short span of five years. It is a story of the tragedy resulting from who these young men were and where they were. It is a story of “how the history of racism and economic inequality and lapsed public and personal responsibility festered and turned sour and spread here.” It is a story that leaves you wondering how many stories like this one go untold and how does this happen in modern day America?
Read my complete review at: http://www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2014/03/men-we-reaped-memoir.html