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Let us descend, a novel, Jesmyn Ward - hardcover

Summary
"Let Us Descend is a reimagining of American slavery, as beautifully rendered as it is heart-wrenching. Searching, harrowing, replete with transcendent love, the novel is a journey from the rice fields of the Carolinas to the slave markets of New Orleans and into the fearsome heart of a Louisiana sugar plantation. Annis, sold south by the white enslaver who fathered her, is the reader's guide through this hellscape. As she struggles through the miles-long march, Annis turns inward, seeking comfort from memories of her mother and stories of her African warrior grandmother. Throughout, she opens herself to a world beyond this world, one teeming with spirits: of earth and water, of myth and history; spirits who nurture and give, and those who manipulate and take. While Ward leads readers through the descent, this, her fourth novel, is ultimately a story of rebirth and reclamation." -- provided by publisher
Language
eng
Literary Form
fiction
Copyright
Edition
First edition.
Physical Description
305 pages, 22 cm
Isbn
9780198210443

Library Locations

  • Brandon Public Library

    Brandon Public Library 117 East Main St, Brandon, WI, 53919, US
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