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The Water Dancer: A Novel (37 page)

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AUTHOR'S NOTE

T
HE STORY OF THE
White family takes the real-life saga of William and Peter Still and their family as its inspiration. You can read more about their story—and the stories they collected from the formerly enslaved—in a new edition of William Still's
The Underground Railroad Records,
edited by Quincy Mills (Modern Library).

BY TA-NEHISI COATES

The Water Dancer

We Were Eight Years in Power

Between the World and Me

The Beautiful Struggle

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

T
A-
N
EHISI
C
OATES
is the author of
The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power,
and
Between the World and Me,
which won the National Book Award in 2015. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Coates lives in New York City with his wife and son.

ta-nehisicoates.com

Instagram:
@tanehisipcoates

To inquire about booking Ta-Nehisi Coates for a speaking engagement, please contact the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau at
[email protected]
.

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