Mermaid underwater surrounded by sealife

There is so much depth to this short novel. A society exists beneath the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, but only one member bears the collective memory. Their origin is too painful for the others to keep in their minds, but there is a clear connection between them and the former slaves living on land in the New World. With many ways to read into this simple but deep story, this novel explores identity, loss of collective memory and family heritage, and race issues. Highly recommended.

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