The Deep The Deep

The Deep

    • 4.1 • 103 Ratings
    • $12.99
    • $12.99

Publisher Description

Octavia E. Butler meets Marvel’s Black Panther in The Deep, a story rich with Afrofuturism, folklore, and the power of memory, inspired by the Hugo Award–nominated song “The Deep” from Daveed Diggs’s rap group Clipping.

Yetu holds the memories for her people—water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners—who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly is forgotten by everyone, save one—the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu.

Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her. And so, she flees to the surface escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities—and discovers a world her people left behind long ago.

Yetu will learn more than she ever expected 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 are.

The Deep is “a tour de force reorientation of the storytelling gaze…a superb, multilayered work,” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) and a vividly original and uniquely affecting story inspired by a song produced by the rap group Clipping.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2019
November 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
176
Pages
PUBLISHER
S&S/Saga Press
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
2.6
MB

Customer Reviews

SimplyGod101 ,

Unexpectedly Good!

The details of her world, the struggles, the conflict and the resolution was all unexpectedly good! This is not your average little mermaid story.

Kbthemayor ,

Interesting, but…

This was a compelling story, from start to finish. However, there are spots in the middle where I longed for this short story to be a longer story. I wanted to hear more but I guess that’s the point. The deep makes you think about the depth, pressure and complexity of history. Nevertheless. Recommend.

It is done.

Chillz_IV ,

HALE BAILEY

Halle (Ariel) mentioned this book in an interview she said daveed diggs (Sebastian) put her on ... I’m gonna give it a go

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