Jesmyn Ward novel Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel, is a very conventionally successful novel which highlights a community which often does not have a “voice” in the wider world. Ward is strong writer, and knows how to exploit the form of the novel.
I suppose I am a bit disappointed by the multiple voices for each chapter. There is not much of a difference in tone or sentiment from voice to voice (although what they express is mostly profound and moving). I would have also liked a lighter touch on the multiple ghosts that inhabit this novel. The theme is not lightly used, and gets cumbersome toward the end.
With all that, this novel is still a tantalizing read. Ward delivers a strong work.