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Let Us Descend


Engels | 24-10-2023 | 288 pagina's

9781526666727

Paperback / softback


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'Gripping, mythic, bone-pulverising ... A spectacular achievement' ANTHONY DOERR 'Jesmyn Ward is one of the greatest writers of all time. And Let Us Descend, once again, proves it' JACQUELINE WOODSON 'Transcendent ... The best book I've read in years' LOUISE KENNEDY 'Stunning ... Will grip you from the first word to the last' NATHAN HARRIS ----------------------- The first weapon I ever held was my mother's hand. On a slave plantation in the Carolinas, Annis has survived in the light of her mother's resilience, comforted by stories of her African warrior grandmother. Everything she knows, she learned from her mother - how to fight, how to be strong, how to grow up in a world shrouded in darkness. When she is sold south by the white enslaver who fathered her, Annis must venture onward through the rich but unforgiving landscapes of the American South alone: from the rice fields of the Carolinas to the slave markets of New Orleans, and into the fearsome heart of a Louisiana sugar plantation. Searching for relief in memories of her mother, she opens herself to a world beyond her own, teeming with spirits of earth, water, history and myth. A reimagining of American slavery as beautifully rendered as it is heart-wrenching, Let Us Descend offers a magnificent portrait of the strength of the human spirit and its ability to emerge from darkness into light. This is a story of beauty, love, rebirth and reclamation - a masterwork for the ages. Praise for Sing, Unburied, Sing 'A must' Margaret Atwood 'I am a huge fan of Jesmyn Ward's work, and this book proves that she is one of the most important writers in America today' Ann Patchett 'Ward is a lyrical, visceral storyteller' Daily Mail 'A visceral and intimate drama that plays out like a grand epic . Staggering' Marlon James 'A searing, urgent read' Celeste Ng

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EAN :9781526666727
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Uitgever :Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Publicatiedatum :  24-10-2023
Formaat :Paperback / softback
Taal :Engels
Hoogte :235 mm
Breedte :153 mm
Dikte :25 mm
Gewicht :398 gr
Voorraad : Bestelbaar
Aantal bladzijden :288
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