The Water Dancer



The Water Dancer In his boldly imagined first novel, Ta Nehisi Coates, the National Book Award winning author of Between the World and Me, brings home the most intimate evil of enslavement the cleaving and separation of families 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.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. Read The Water Dancer – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • The Water Dancer
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • English
  • 03 February 2018
  • 0399590595

10 thoughts on “The Water Dancer

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 talen 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 imaginat...

  3. Chelsea Humphrey says:

    Review to come

  4. Erin says:

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 Thanks to Netgalley and Random House Publishing Group for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review If you ve never experienced the beautiful magic of Ta Nehisi Coates writing, it s time to add him to your TBR In his first steps into fiction, Coates brings us the tale of Hiram Hi Walker, a slave on a Virginia plantation in the mid 1800 s With little to no memory of his mother and the property of his white father, the owner of the plantation, Hiram soon finds 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 Thanks to Netgalley and Random House Publishing Group for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review If you ve never experienced the beautiful magic of Ta Nehisi Coates writing, it s time to add him to your TBR In his first steps into fiction, Coates brings us the tale of Hiram Hi Walker, a slave on a Virginia plantation in the mid 1800 s With little to no memory of his mother and the property of his white father, the owner of the plant...

  5. Cheri says:

    4.5 StarsA beautifully shared story of the history of slavery, a world built by those purchased or born of those referred to as the Tasked under the watchful eyes of their owners, those of the Quality. While this time and place are difficult to read about, there s a magical element to this that manages to create an atmosphere both hopeful and lovely, and helps to balance out the overall atmosphereI am here, telling this story, and not from the grave, not yet, but from the here and now, peeri 4.5 StarsA beautifully shared story of the history of slavery, a world built by those purchased or born of those referred to as the Tasked under the watchful eyes of their owners, those of the Quality. While this time and place are difficult to read a...

  6. Candie says:

    This is an absolutely beautiful book The writing itself is stunning and a lot of work is put into absolutely every sentence It deals with such heavy and heartbreaking topics and at times it is very hard to read, but also at times still feels optimistic that there are good things in this world worth fighting for such as love, family, connections, familiarity and home This book took me a while to read as it is very deep and character driven This is a slow story that you are meant to take your This is an absolutely beautiful book The writing itself is stunning and a lot of work is put into absolutely every sentence It deals with such heavy and heartbreaking topics and at times it is very hard to read, but also at times still feels optimistic that there are good things in this world worth fighting for such as love, family, connections, familiarity and home This book took me a while to read as it is very deep and character driven This is a slow story that you are meant to take your time with and really absorb and understand The story line is good and moves along at a good pace but the things that makes this book different from other books on this topic is first the focus on people s thoughts and inner workings How they felt, how they thought, what made them make t...

  7. 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 i 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 in so many places that I found myself rereading passages It s a complex story infused with magical realism It s a creatively written story, but the magical realism wasn t a problem for me given the beautiful prose when I found myself in these instances of Conduction I do admit that I was a little confused at times about the Underground as portrayed here Hiram Walker, called Hi, a slave, son of the plantation owner has the gift of memory, the ability to recall everything he sees and hears and reads w...

  8. Tucker says:

    SPREAD THE WORD START A RIOT RUN THROUGH THE STREETSTHIS BOOK NEEDS TO WILL CERTAINLY BECOME A BESTSELLER

  9. Betsy says:

    Ta Nehisi Coates is a genius Seriously, he s got the MacArthur Fellowship to prove it I ve read a lot of his previous work in The Atlantic, along with Between the World and Me, so I was excited to find out that he s chosen to branch out into historical fiction with The Water Dancer He s a gifted writer, and his talent shines in any genre in which he chooses to write.The first thing that struck me in The Water Dancer was the level of detail...

  10. Jean says:

    Who isThe Water DancerEarly on in this lyrical tale we see images of black women dancing with jugs of water perched upon their heads, moving to release the tensions of their lives and celebrate the sense of family and community they share with one another despite their circumstances It isn t until much later that we see another water dancer, a true historical figure, and then, finally, another He is the book s central character, Hiram Walker.Hiram Hi Walker is a child when we first meet Who isThe Water DancerEarly on in this lyrical tale we see images of black women dancing with jugs of water perched upon their heads, moving to release the tensions of their lives and celebrate the sense of family and community they share with one another despite their circumstances It isn t until much later that we see another water dancer, a true historical figure, and then, finally, another He is the book s central character, Hiram Walker.Hiram Hi Walker is a child when we first meet him, and all is revealed through his eyes, thoughts, and emotions He shows us the unspeakable cr...

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