An October Read This Next! Book
History, family, community, and the all encompassing power of life in the face of brutality are abundant in Ward’s work, no less here in Let Us Descend. I was floored by the story of Annis, a young woman enslaved and sold down to a Louisiana plantation. Through her connections (both physical and spiritual), Annis builds a life and a future beyond loss. With a slight twist of magical realism and always brilliant prose, Jesmyn Ward has delivered another amazing novel and gift to readers.
Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward, (List Price: 28, Scribner, 9781982104498, October 2023)
Reviewed by Michelle Cavalier, Cavalier House Books in Denham Springs, Louisiana