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The Resource The water dancer : a novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates

The water dancer : a novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates

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The water dancer : a novel
Title
The water dancer
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.O17
LC item number
W38 2019eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Slavery
  • Plantations
  • Plantations
  • Slavery
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
  • Southern States
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The water dancer : a novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Note
"The story of the White family takes the real-life saga of William and Peter Still and their family as its inspiration"--Author's note
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (407 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399590603
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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fcfa7a3f-20df-46ee-b185-d2b16387b7ea
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1121044423
  • (OCoLC)on1121044423
Label
The water dancer : a novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The story of the White family takes the real-life saga of William and Peter Still and their family as its inspiration"--Author's note
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (407 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399590603
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
fcfa7a3f-20df-46ee-b185-d2b16387b7ea
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1121044423
  • (OCoLC)on1121044423

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