Jessie Cole grew up in an isolated valley in northern New South Wales. In 2009 she was awarded a HarperCollins Varuna Award for Manuscript Development, and her work has appeared in Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin, and the Big Issue. Nowadays, she lives in her childhood home with her two sons. Jessie's latest novel Deeper Water has just been released.
The story of an African-American woman, Sethe, who escapes slavery in the South only to be rounded up by her ‘owners’. Sethe kills her beloved baby daughter so she cannot be taken back, and the baby’s ghost eventually reappears in human form to claim her retribution. An amazing treatise on intergenerational trauma, Beloved was the first book I read that showed me the power of literature. Of course, I knew about slavery, but I didn’t know about slavery. I could almost feel my mind busting open to accommodate this new empathy and understanding. After reading it, I saw the world through different eyes. I was changed.
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