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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
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"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation source
  • Library Journal Starred, August 2019
  • Booklist starred, July 2019
  • Pub Weekly, July 2019
  • Kirkus Review, July 2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Intended audience source
Follett School Solutions
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Fugitive slaves
  • FICTION / African American / Historical
  • FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
Label
The water dancer : a novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
fol19356408
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
403 p.
Isbn
9780399590597
Lccn
2019011177
System control number
(ICrlF)1586VW
Label
The water dancer : a novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publication
Control code
fol19356408
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
403 p.
Isbn
9780399590597
Lccn
2019011177
System control number
(ICrlF)1586VW

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