The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A lyrical tale of slavery, hope, and history. Hiram Walker, the son of the white master and a slave mother, grows up with memories and the unique perspective of the slave "son" who is a companion to his half-brother and seer of everything that's happening around him. When he attempts to flee to the north, the world of the underground becomes his life. The mystical art of "conduction" (which did throw me off at first) becomes the bridge from past to present and between slavery and freedom.
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