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Water dancer

Jenifer Levin

Water dancer

by Jenifer Levin

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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, New York, Poseidon Press, 1982 ; London , Allen Lane, 1983.

StatementJenifer Levin.
The Physical Object
Pagination368p. ;
Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22719074M
ISBN 100140065822
OCLC/WorldCa11935376

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The following version of this book was sued to create this study guide: Coates, Ta-Nehisi. The Water Dancer. New York: Random House, The novel takes place at an unspecified time in the first half of the s. The story opens in Virginia. The protagonist, Hiram, is a slave on a tobacco.

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The Water Dancer Ta-Nehisi Coates, Random House pp. ISBN Summary From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.

Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. Not only was The Water Dancer chosen for Oprah’s Book Club revival, but it also debuted at the top of the New York Times Fiction Best Seller list. Coates began writing the novel around and when he was doing extensive research on slavery and the Civil War.

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It is flecked with forms of wonder-working. I am a descendant of enslaved black Americans; someone whose mother disappeared, for a time, when I was young; and, as a memoirist, I’m a writer who remembers for a living.

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His new book The Water Dancer is not a great novel. Coates’s debut novel has exquisite sentences and ideas, but the rest is a mess. By Constance 3/5. Positive Dwight Garner, The New York Times.

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