About the Book: Where the Line Bleeds
The first novel from two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, a
timeless Southern fable of brotherly love and familial conflict.
Joshua and Christophe are twins, raised by a blind grandmother and a large
extended family in a rural town on Mississippis Gulf Coast. Over the course of a
single, life-changing summer, as they struggle to find work and contend with the
reappearance of their parents-Cille, who left town for a better job, and
Sandman, a dangerous addict-the brothers are forced into a series of decisions
that will ultimately damn or save them.
A delicate and closely observed portrait