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The Water Dancer

A Novel

Ta-Nehisi Coates

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...
Publish Date
2019
September 24
First Published in NaN
Goodreads rating
4.08
ISBN
9780399590597
Recommendations
2
Recommendations
Jan 30, 2020
I have not felt this way about a book since Beloved. I knew early on the book was going to cut me up. I ended up with my soul pierced.     source
Dec 20, 2019
@goodreads @taffyakner @thrillkinson @itsDanielSuarez @blakecrouch1 @eliotpeper @RonanFarrow @cbracy The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehesi Coates. Coates sees us—all of us—with a clarity that is as unnerving as it is breathtaking. He sees our failures, our aspirations, our hypocrisy, our pettiness, our beauty. Astounding book.     source