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

The water dancer : a novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Label
The water dancer : a novel
Title
The water dancer
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her--but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he's ever known. So begins an unexpected journey 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, Hiram's resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures. This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children--the violent and capricious separation of families--and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. Written by one of today's most exciting thinkers and writers, The Water Dancer is a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen."--Back cover
Summary
A Virginia slave narrowly escapes a drowning death through the intervention of a mysterious force that compels his escape and personal underground war against slavery
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2020.
  • BCALA Literary Award for First Novelist, 2020.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2019.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2019.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2019.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10804704
Cataloging source
BYV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Plantations
  • Virginia
  • Slavery
  • Southern States
Target audience
adult
Label
The water dancer : a novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1101638308
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition
Extent
576 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593168196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1101638308
Label
The water dancer : a novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1101638308
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition
Extent
576 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593168196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1101638308

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