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Let us descend : a novel / Jesmyn Ward.

Ward, Jesmyn, (author,, narrator.).

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 listeners through the descent, this, her fourth novel, is ultimately a story of rebirth and reclamation. From one of the most singularly brilliant and beloved writers of her generation, this miracle of a novel inscribes Black American grief and joy into the very land, the rich but unforgiving forests, swamps, and rivers of the American South.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781797161501
  • ISBN: 1797161504
  • Physical Description: 7 audio discs (8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by the author.
Subject: Enslaved women > United States > Fiction.
African American children > Fiction.
African American families > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Racially mixed people > Fiction.
Slavery > United States > Fiction.
Slaveholders > United States > Fiction.
Girls, Black > Fiction.
Memory > Fiction.
Spirits > Fiction.
Louisiana > Fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Historical fiction.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library AUDIOBOOK f 7CDs (Text) 33062009798696 New Audiobook CD Fiction Checked Out 12/09/2023

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