Let us descend : a novel
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New York : Scribner, 2023.
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305 pages ; 23 cm
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Published
New York : Scribner, 2023.
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"Oprah's Book Club 2023" --cover
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"Let Us Descend is a reimagining of American slavery.... 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....[This] novel inscribes Black American grief and joy into the very land—the rich but unforgiving forests, swamps, and rivers of the American South." --publisher's website

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ward, J. (2023). Let us descend: a novel . Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ward, Jesmyn. 2023. Let Us Descend: A Novel. Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ward, Jesmyn. Let Us Descend: A Novel Scribner, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ward, Jesmyn. Let Us Descend: A Novel Scribner, 2023.

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