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 -- 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."--
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.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10804704
Cataloging source
DLC
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
  • FICTION / African American / Historical
  • FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
  • 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
on1085585289
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780399590597
Lccn
2019011177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1085585289
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
on1085585289
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780399590597
Lccn
2019011177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1085585289

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