The Water Dancer




      The Water Dancer
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. New Download Books The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates – heartforum.co.uk

Ta Nehisi Coates is the author of the 1 New York Times bestseller Between the World and Me, a finalist for the National Book Award A MacArthur Genius Grant fellow, Coates has received the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, and the George Polk Award for his Atlantic cover story The Case for Reparations He lives in New York with his wife and son.

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  • Hardcover
  • 403 pages
  • The Water Dancer
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • English
  • 09 June 2019
  • 0399590595

10 thoughts on “ The Water Dancer

  1. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    I m giving those stars in shame, hands shaking as I push them to the key board and clicked 3 shiny stars Then I started to run away, dropping down my phone as if someone gave me a daily chore to clean up the entire house and I m escaping from secret big hole at my wall hid behind Rita Hayworth poster That s my shawshanking glory run, my dear friends When I started this book and captivated by those...

  2. Emily May says:

    Ta Nehisi Coates is an amazing non fiction writer His Between the World and Me is an extraordinary work that should be required reading He has this way of making a non fiction piece flow like poetry and you would think an author who writes non fiction like Coates does so poetic and compelling would transition well to fiction But this book never q...

  3. Chaima ✨ شيماء says:

    banging pots and pans together HELLO I D LIKE TO BRING EVERYONE S ATTENTION TO THIS BOOK WHICH IS DESCRIBED ASA bracingly original vision of the world of slavery, written with the narrative force of a great adventure Driven by the author s bold imagination and striking ability to bring readers deep into the interior lives of his brilliantly rendered characters, The Water Dancer is the story of America s oldest struggle the struggle to...

  4. Angela M says:

    4 starsAt its core, this novel is a story of slavery, the shameful injustice, horrific treatment of human beings, of the amazing guts and guile of the people in the Underground transporting people to freedom, in the south of the 1860 s This is such a powerful story depicting the life of slaves on a tobacco plantation in Virginia, highlighting throughout the gut wrenching separation of children from their mothers, separation of fathers and children, husbands and wives The writing is beautiful 4 starsAt its core, this novel is a story of slavery, the shameful injustice, horrific treatment of human beings, of the amazing guts and gu...

  5. Paromjit says:

    A breathtakingly imaginative, lyrical and well researched antebellum historical fiction debut novel, infused with magical realism from Ta Nehisi Coates Follow the life of the extraordinary enslaved Hiram Walker, the black son of Howell Walker, plantation owner in Virginia, whose mother is sold by his father at the tender age of 9, gifted with the ability to remember everything, except memories of his mother, and later the power of conduction A new vocabulary is created for slaves and whites, A breathtakingly imaginative, lyrical and well researched antebellum historical fiction debut novel, infused with magical realism from Ta Nehisi Coates Follow the life of the extraordinary enslaved Hiram Walker, the black son of Howell Walker, plantation owner in Virginia, whose mother is sold by his father at the tender age of 9, gifted with the ability to remember everything, except memories of his mother, and later the power of conduction A new vocabulary is created for slaves and whites, the fight for freedom leads to the Underground Railway with its hopes and dreams of a better future This is a richly des...

  6. Diane S ☔ says:

    If you ve read his non fiction than you know what a powerfully this author writes I was so curious about his first first foray into fiction Would it be as good, as powerful For me the answer is yes This is a vividly portrayed and imaginative slave narrative It takes place mostly in Virginia at a plantation called Lockless Hiram is our narrator, he remembers little of his mother and he is the black son of the plantation owner He also possesses a remarkable memory, and another unusual If you ve read his non fiction than you know what a powerfully this author writes I was so curious about his first first foray into fiction Would it be as good, as powerful For me the answer is yes This is a vividly portrayed and imaginative sl...

  7. Chelsea Humphrey says:

    Obviously I m the worst at coming back to review those pesky RTC placeholders, but I felt the need to say a few words regarding this one Even though I can t remember any specific quotes this far removed, I will always remember how moving the narrative is, how engaging ...

  8. Elyse (semi hiatus) Walters says:

    The beginning pulled me in right away but then at some point I found myself forcing to read it.Poetic writing brutal powerful history but rather than being worried the subject would be too emotionally heavy to experienceI failed in getting the jell O ...

  9. Marchpane says:

    If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon In Ta Nehisi Coates s debut novel,The Water Dancer,a young enslaved man named Hiram Walker gets involved in the Underground Railroad His personal resistance manifests in Conduction, an incipient mystical power which if only Hiram could master it would enable him to spirit people away from their bondage.For me, this premise immediately calls to mind Morrison s Song of Solomon, with its legends of literal If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon In Ta Nehisi Coates s debut novel,The Water Dancer,a young enslaved man named Hiram Walker gets involved in the Underground Railroad His personal resistance manifests in Conduction, an incipient mystical power which if only Hiram could master it would enable him to spirit people away from their bondage.For me, this premise immediately calls to mind Morrison s Song of Solomon, with its legends of literal human flights to freedom Conduction however is earthbound, moored to memories The latent possibility of its magic simmers just out of reach for most of this novel Coates explores the psy...

  10. Karen says:

    I m in the minority here so read other people s reviews.Up to around 35% I just loved this book. then it went off into another direction and moved so very slow. I kept going till 50% and could not bring myself to keep going I m giving it three stars because of the part that I lov...

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