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The water dancer : a novel / Ta-Nehisi Coates.

By: Coates, Ta-Nehisi.
Publisher: London : Hamish Hamilton, 2019Description: 403 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780241325254.Subject(s): Slaves -- United States -- Fiction | Virginia -- History -- FictionDDC classification: 813 Summary: "Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage on a Virginia plantation. 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 the 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." - Book cover.
List(s) this item appears in: Acquisitions 2019-2020 | New Acquisitions August-October 2020
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Originally published in the United States of America : One World, 2019.

"Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage on a Virginia plantation. 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 the 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." - Book cover.

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