Contemporary Fiction Book Group
Join the Contemporary Fiction Book Group on October 13, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for a discussion of this month's book, The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.
Coates is the author of the acclaimed Between the World and Me, and this bestselling novel is a brilliant fictional look at some of the issues he addressed in that book. The protagonist, Hiram Walker, is born a slave, and discovers a strange power when his mother is sold away from him. He decides to use that power to free his family whom he had to leave behind when he escaped slavery. A vivid portrait of slavery from the inside, The Water Dancer is also an enthralling novel, filled with vivid characters and unforgettable situations.