Book Review: Men We Reaped

“We crawled through time like roaches through the linings of walls, the neglected spaces and hours, foolishly happy that we were still alive even as we did everything to die.”

I really enjoyed reading this book, and learning about what life is like in Mississippi.  I didn’t realize that they things were so tough there still.

Throughout the book, stats are given, comparing Mississippi to the rest of the country, which are staggering.  And the death with no repercussions is unjust.

Jesmyn’s narrative voice is raw and honest, evoking emotion without begging for it.

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