E–book (The Deep) author Rivers Solomon

O to see the restThe Written Review What is belonging we ask She says Where loneliness nds Yetu is the only one out of her mermaid tribe that knows their historyDecades ago pregnant African slave women were thrown into the ocean and their children are what formed Yetu s people The deep will be our sibling our parent our relief from ndless solitude Down here we are The deep will be our sibling our parent our

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from ndless solitude Down here are up Down here we can pretend the dark is the black mbrace of another The tragedy so real and raw ven years later was deemed too much for those people to handle and thus all of the memories were bound up into one individual who will hold onto them until their untimely and Fitness for Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health early deathAnd despite knowing how important Yetu is to her people she decides that she can no longerndure She will find a way out from under the murk one way or another When not properly fortified a legacy is no nduring than a wisp of plankton Ahhh I m not sure what to think I m still on the ver Cause Of Fear elusive hunt for a wonderful and compelling mermaid book On the one hand the concept caught me right away but on the other hand I often found myself puzzled lost or confusedMuch of the book had a spoken history vibe to it where we get fragments of stories wisps of legends and a scattered narration throughoutAnd while I liked that at the beginning by the middleend I was just frustrated with the lack of clarityThere were so many incredible concepts introduced interesting side stories and and they were only told in snippetsleaving me feeling like the story was unfinished and I was left in the darkAlso and this may just be me but I had some serious The Giver vibes with the whole collective memory inxchange for a functional society thing It kind of worked and kind of didn tAll I know is that I m still on the hunt for that truly Working Windows: A Guide to the Repair and Restoration of Wood Windows excellent mermaid book Wow this book is amazing As a fan of Clipping and their Hugo nominated song that this book is based on I was alreadyxcited for this one plus it s written by Rivers Solomon author of An Unkindness of Ghosts But wow this book is intense I won t give away any spoilers The Game of Love except to say that Yetu the hero is a uniue character who is forced to make some tough choices to find herself andnds up making a really beautiful and unexpected friendship as a result I m going to be thinking and dreaming about The Deep for a very long time Yetu s journey kept surprising and inspiring me Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition even as it plunged into deeper and deeper waters that raise uestions about identity and the weight of history This is the strange beautiful transforming story that we all need in 2019 Full disclosure I received anarly copy of this book for review purposes and also Clipping vocalist Daveed Diggs kindly gave a uote for my novel The City in the Middle of the Night. Iscovers a world her people left behind long agoYetu will learn than she ver xpected to about her own past and about the future of her people If they are all to survive they’ll need to reclaim the memories reclaim their identity and own who they really areInspired by a song produced by the rap group Clipping for the This American Life pisode “We Are In The Future” The Deep is vividly original and uniuely affectin. .
This book was so small but had so much to take in i gotta think about it for a second for a final rating but i will tell u that feelings are positive y all need to give this a try Giveaway win5 Stars isn t nough Water dwelling creatures who are the descendants of African slave women How could I not read this book The Deep is filled with flowery poetic language that I normally hate Flowery language often comes off sounding pretentious and it usually leaves me rolling my yes But that flowery type of language fits The Deep just perfectly The Deep is a modern day take on African folklore The same Folklore That Was Brought To that was brought to on slave ships and passed down to ach new generation The Deep is strangely beautiful and a strikingly impactful story of coming to terms with the savage and barbaric history of slavery and the ability barbaric history of slavery and the ability move past that and find inner peace A MUST MUST MUST READ This novella Eyes explores the themes of generational trauma memory belonging and history using the folktale of the babies of African slaves thrown overboard turning into mermaids This small book packs a big thematic punch I have mixed feeling about The Deep by Rivers SolomonFirst I LOVED the premise of a merpeople originating from pregnant african slaves being thrown overboard it s what really drew me into reading to bookThe story however not much happens and the pacing is very slow Now this is not necessarily a problem to me but coupled with a very vague worldbuilding and a very blank slated main character whose perspective the story is told from Inded up spending 6 days reading this 176 page novelI liked the historical part of the story reading about the merpeople s origin how they found a language and how their culture and society came to be And I was very pleasently surprised to discover that this is a very LGBT friendly book lesbian humanmermaid ship hell yeah The writing was also really greatIf you want a different take on mermaids then you should definitely give The Deep a chance Make sure that you listen to the song The Deep by clipping as well as the group Drexciya How does a book under 200 pages stump me in terms of writing a review I m sitting here at this moment in my chair attempting to figure out how to summarizeexpress my feelings about this book I think that it s probably going to take than just a written review but I m going to try I liked to preface my thoughts by saying that if you only read this book as a fantastical mermaid tale and don t dig deep into the core of its purpose this book will make no sense to you It will feel nonsensical It will feel as though you re sifting your way through pages of nonsensical ramblings set against the back drop of a mermaid tale It s so much So if you didn t get The water breathing descendants of African slave women tossed overboard have built their own underwater society and must reclaim the memories of their past to shape their future in this brilliantly imaginative novella inspired by the Hugo Award nominated song “The Deep” from Daveed Diggs’ rap group ClippingYetu holds the memories for her people water dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overbo. ,

T the first time around I implore you to read it once Dig deep and try to see the connections The Deep xplores so many themes that personally made me feel like this book was written for me I m sure veryone is familiar with the premise pregnant women who were captured and made into slaves were thrown overboard during the transatlantic journey to the Americas and the Caribbean These women then gave birth to children who turned into mermaids known as the Wajinru in this book While the mermaid aspect of this book may be fantastical the historical reference point of the massacring of slaves prior to reaching their final destination is true This book specifically focuses on Yetu who is c I ll read any book that Rivers Solomon puts out because their ideas are always uniue creative and poignant While An Unkindness of Ghosts follows a traditional narrative The Deep reads as an atmospheric and conceptual piece which makes it harder for me to rate since I prefer the former Considering Solomon s intentions with writing this novella and how much I appreciate the allegory for intergenerational trauma in a mermaid fairytale I ll round
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up to 4 stars I the story was fleshed out into a full length novel with a plot but I understand that was not their goal Still such smart ideas should be Sinner's Heart expanded 35 stars rounded upWhat the heck did I just readThis novella is so uniue There s an overriding feeling that comes from reading this that I cannotven describeWhen I first finished this book I was blown away but also didn t really understand what I had read Newsflash I still don tAs far as content I didn t really retain much just the feeling It s too bad I didn t retain because it is such a different reading xperience and I believe from what I understand the creation of this novella was uite uniue as wellWhilst reading I was overwhelmed with feelings that I was being told some wise and ancient loreUnfortunately I think the true meaning of it sailed well over my head With this being said the audiobook is still a beautiful xperienceI do appreciate the creation of this story and I would Spirit of the Wolf even read it again someday it s just a hard one to grasp Absolutely moving thoughven if you don t fully understand why It Is Slowly Ripping is slowly ripping heart out of your chestIn short I would need to read this again before I can provide thoughts Something I would most definitely be willing to do Thank you so much to the publisher Saga Press for sending me a copy to read and review I truly appreciate the opportunity rtc 3 Youtube Instagram Twitter Blog Spotify TwitchBuddy read with Lea Lara Whelp I can t stop thinking about tierlistsso here s another video ranking all my January Books Now that you know where this one stands check out the vide. Ard by slave owners who live idyllic lives in the deep Their past too traumatic to be remembered regularly is forgotten by A Vineyard Christmas everyone save one the historian This demanding role has been bestowed on YetuYetu remembers forveryone and the memories painful and wonderful traumatic and terrible and miraculous are destroying her And so she flees to the surface Een Bijzondere Vorm Van Osteosclerose escaping the memories thexpectations and the responsibilities and ,

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