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

Coates, Ta-Nehisi, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at York County Libraries.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Martin Library Adults COA Large Print (Text) 33454005743133 Reading Room Available -
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Adults COA Large Print (Text) 34318001162722 Adult Area Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593168196
  • ISBN: 0593168194
  • Physical Description: 558 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019]

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General Note:
"Oprah's book club 2019."--Cover.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Slavery > Southern States > History > Fiction.
Large type books.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
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