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Let Us Descend

LET US DESCEND is a reimagining of American slavery --- 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.

Let Us Descend
by Jesmyn Ward

  • Publication Date: October 24, 2023
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • ISBN-10: 198210449X
  • ISBN-13: 9781982104498