Jesmyn Ward's 'Men We Reaped' is a tale of young men lost too soon

In her memoir, 'Men We Reaped,' Jesmyn Ward writes about her upbringing in a poor Mississippi family and the violent, early deaths of five young men who were close to her.Jesmyn Ward's heart-wrenching new memoir, "Men We Reaped," is a brilliant book about beauty and death. The beauty is in the bodies and the voices of the young men she grew up with in the towns of coastal Mississippi, where a kind of de facto segregation persists. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

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