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The Water Dancer

By Ta-Nehisi Coates, A potent story about a man born into bondage with the power to shape his fate

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates is Coates’s first foray into writing fiction, and it piqued my curiosity as soon as I heard about it. Yesterday, it was announced as the latest Oprah’s Book Club pick. Coates is well-known for his books of essays, but I largely read fiction, so I’ve never read anything by …