Record Details

Catalog Search

Image of item

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

The water dancer : a novel

Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author. (Author).

Available copies

Current holds

    15 current holds with 14 total copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Madison Square ON ORDER (Text) ACQ144043 ACQUISITIONS On order -
Madison Square ON ORDER (Text) ACQ144044 ACQUISITIONS On order -
Main ON ORDER (Text) ACQ144045 ACQUISITIONS On order -
Main ON ORDER (Text) ACQ144046 ACQUISITIONS On order -
Main ON ORDER (Text) ACQ144047 ACQUISITIONS On order -
Main ON ORDER (Text) ACQ144048 ACQUISITIONS On order -
Ottawa Hills ON ORDER (Text) ACQ144042 ACQUISITIONS On order -
Seymour ON ORDER (Text) ACQ144040 ACQUISITIONS On order -
Seymour ON ORDER (Text) ACQ144041 ACQUISITIONS On order -
Van Belkum ON ORDER (Text) ACQ144039 ACQUISITIONS On order -
Next 10 »

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399590597 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0399590595 : HRD
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : One World, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"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 wordsand 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 thecorrupt 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. This is a 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 tell the truth--from one of our most exciting thinkers and beautiful writers"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Slavery > Southern States > History > Fiction.
FICTION / African American / Historical.
FICTION / Fantasy / Historical.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Historical fiction.

Additional Resources