In May, Book Support will be discussing The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
The Water Dancer is Coates’ debut novel, published on September 24, 2019. It is a surrealist story set in the pre-Civil War South, concerning a superhuman protagonist named Hiram Walker who possesses photographic memory, but who cannot remember his mother, and, late in the novel, is able to transport people over long distances by using a power known as “conduction.” This power is based in the power of memory and storytelling and can fold the Earth like fabric and allows him to travel across large areas via waterways.
Please join us for what will be, no doubt, a riveting discussion of race, identity, and the power of story to help us heal as individuals and a nation.
Friday, May 19 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.