The water dancer : a novel / Ta-Nehisi Coates.
"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 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.
- ISBN: 9780399590597
- ISBN: 0399590595
- Physical Description: 403 pages ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : One World, 
"The story of the White family takes the real-life saga of William and Peter Still and their family as its inspiration."--Author's note.
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