November 29, 2021 8:16 AM EST

Photographer and writer Caleb Azumah Nelson writes an extraordinary ode to Black love and Black art in his stunning and poetic debut, Open Water. The poignant novel centers on two artists in London whose passionate love affair is threatened by the violent despair of the undeniably racist world that surrounds them. In gently exploring desire, dread, love and loss for these star-crossed millennials, Azumah Nelson offers a love story that will stand the test of time.

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