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The Resource The water dancer (oprah's book club) : A Novel., Ta-Nehisi Coates, (electronic resource)

The water dancer (oprah's book club) : A Novel., Ta-Nehisi Coates, (electronic resource)

Label
The water dancer (oprah's book club) : A Novel.
Title
The water dancer (oprah's book club)
Title remainder
A Novel.
Statement of responsibility
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom. "This potent book about America's most disgraceful sin establishes [Ta-Nehisi Coates] as a first-rate novelist."— San Francisco Chronicle "Nearly every paragraph is laced through with dense, gorgeously evocative descriptions of a vanished world and steeped in its own vivid vocabulary."— Entertainment Weekly 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 idealistic 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. Praise for The Water Dancer "Ta-Nehisi Coates is the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race with his 2015 memoir, Between the World and Me . So naturally his debut novel comes with slightly unrealistic expectations—and then proceeds to exceed them. The Water Dancer . . . is a work of both staggering imagination and rich historical significance. . . . What's most powerful is the way Coates enlists his notions of the fantastic, as well as his fluid prose, to probe a wound that never seems to heal. . . . Timeless and instantly canon-worthy." — Rolling Stone
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
  • BCALA Literary Award for First Novelist, 2020.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2019.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10804704
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The water dancer (oprah's book club) : A Novel., Ta-Nehisi Coates, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=4639681
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780399590603
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FCFA7A3F-20DF-46EE-B185-D2B16387B7EA
Label
The water dancer (oprah's book club) : A Novel., Ta-Nehisi Coates, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=4639681
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780399590603
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FCFA7A3F-20DF-46EE-B185-D2B16387B7EA

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