Kindred Book Club: Let Us Descend

Saturday, May 25, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Kindred Book Club: Let Us Descend

Come join us at Kindred Thoughts Bookstore for our next book club meeting! Get ready to dive into this thought-provoking novel with fellow book lovers at Kindred Thoughts Bookstore. The discussion will take place on Sat, May 25th at 6:00 PM.

About the book:

Let Us Descend describes 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. A journey that is as beautifully rendered as it is heart wrenching, the novel is "[t]he literary equivalent of an open wound from which poetry pours" (NPR).

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.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to connect with other book lovers and explore the themes of this captivating book together!

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Event address: 
1001 Main Street
Suite 8
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Let Us Descend: A Novel By Jesmyn Ward Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982104498
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - October 24th, 2023