Read What the SF Chronicle Calls a “potent book about America’s most disgraceful sin”.
Another of Coates’ NY Times BestSeller and Multiple Award-winner, “The Water Dancer” is a fictional novel rooted in the pain of this nation’s gross historical injustices, while being reflective of our present-day continuation of those horrific offenses.
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“Ta-Nehisi Coates is the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race with his 2015 memoir, Between the World and Me. So naturally, his debut novel comes with slightly unrealistic expectations–and then proceeds to exceed them. The Water Dancer . . . is a work of both staggering imagination and rich historical significance. . . . What’s most powerful is the way Coates enlists his notions of the fantastic, as well as his fluid prose, to probe a wound that never seems to heal. . . . Timeless and instantly canon-worthy.”—Rolling Stone