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Let us descend: A novel / Jesmyn Ward.

Ward, Jesmyn, (author.).


Annis, sold south by the white enslaver who fathered her, is the reader’s guide. 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 Annis leads readers through the descent, hers is ultimately a story of rebirth and reclamation. From one of the most singularly brilliant and beloved writers of her generation, this “[s]earing and lyrical…raw, transcendent, and ultimately hopeful” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) novel inscribes Black American grief and joy into the very land—the rich but unforgiving forests, swamps, and rivers of the American South. Let Us Descend is Jesmyn Ward’s most magnificent novel yet.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982104498 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 305 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Scribner, 2023.
Subject: Enslaved women > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Racially mixed people > Fiction.
Slavery > United States > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Topic Heading: BIPOC.

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  • 14 of 17 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Castlegar Public Library.


  • 2 current holds with 17 total copies.
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