The Water Dancer: A Novel

Item: 260170

The Water Dancer: A Novel

Item: 260170

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  • Author: Coates, Ta-Nehisi
  • Trade paper
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    Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage—and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child—but he is also gifted with a mysterious power. Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn’t understand, a blue light that lifts him up and lands him a mile away. This strange brush with death forces a new urgency on Hiram’s private rebellion. Spurred on by his improvised plantation family, Thena, his chosen mother, a woman of few words and many secrets, and Sophia, a young woman fighting her own war even as she and Hiram fall in love, he becomes determined to escape the only home he’s ever known. So begins an unexpected journey into the covert war on slavery that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, all Hiram wants is to return to the Walker Plantation to free the family he left behind—but to do so, he must first master his magical gift and reconstruct the story of his greatest loss. This is a bracingly original vision of the world of slavery, written with the narrative force of a great adventure. Driven by the author’s bold imagination and striking ability to bring readers deep into the interior lives of his brilliantly rendered characters, The Water Dancer is the story of America’s oldest struggle—the struggle to tell the truth—from one of our most exciting thinkers and beautiful writers.

    Product Features:

  • Author: Coates, Ta-Nehisi
  • Trade paper
  • Includes book
  • Estimated Delivery3-5 Business Days
    AuthorCoates, Ta-Nehisi
    ISBN9780399590610
    Published Date11/17/2020
    PublisherOne World
    FormatTrade Paper
    Number of Pages432
    GenreFiction / African American / Historical
    Dimensions8.0 x 5.2 x 1.0 in.
    Weight0.70 lbs.
    upc9780399590610

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    Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage—and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child—but he is also gifted with a mysterious power. Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn’t understand, a blue light that lifts him up and lands him a mile away. This strange brush with death forces a new urgency on Hiram’s private rebellion. Spurred on by his improvised plantation family, Thena, his chosen mother, a woman of few words and many secrets, and Sophia, a young woman fighting her own war even as she and Hiram fall in love, he becomes determined to escape the only home he’s ever known. So begins an unexpected journey into the covert war on slavery that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, all Hiram wants is to return to the Walker Plantation to free the family he left behind—but to do so, he must first master his magical gift and reconstruct the story of his greatest loss. This is a bracingly original vision of the world of slavery, written with the narrative force of a great adventure. Driven by the author’s bold imagination and striking ability to bring readers deep into the interior lives of his brilliantly rendered characters, The Water Dancer is the story of America’s oldest struggle—the struggle to tell the truth—from one of our most exciting thinkers and beautiful writers.

    Product Features:

  • Author: Coates, Ta-Nehisi
  • Trade paper
  • Includes book
  • Estimated Delivery3-5 Business Days
    AuthorCoates, Ta-Nehisi
    ISBN9780399590610
    Published Date11/17/2020
    PublisherOne World
    FormatTrade Paper
    Number of Pages432
    GenreFiction / African American / Historical
    Dimensions8.0 x 5.2 x 1.0 in.
    Weight0.70 lbs.
    upc9780399590610

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    • Items with gas, oil, or fuel added
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    • Major Appliances after 90 days
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    • Screenhouses
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