Thursday, October 31, 2019

Review: The Deep

The Deep The Deep by Rivers Solomon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Deep by Rivers Solomon is in conversation with a song by William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes and performed by Daveed Diggs, based on the underwater mythology of the 90s Detroit electro band Drexciya. (You can hear the song on Episode 623 of This American Life.)

Mercreatures descended from enslaved women murdered and thrown overboard when they were pregnant live in communities on the ocean floor, with the ability to connect telepathically. Yetu is the historian and bears the weight of the collective memory, and the story starts in the days up to the annual Remembering. There is some interaction with the "two-legs" but their interference in their ways of being are causing Yetu's community to rise up.

I had a copy from Saga through NetGalley and this comes out November 5, 2019.

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