The Water Dancer
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction 2020 Finalist
Published:6 Feb 2020
Author: Ta-Nehishi Coates
THE NEW YORK TIMES #1 BESTSELLER !! FIRST OPRAH BOOK CLUB PICK 2019 !!’One of the best books I have ever read in my entire life. I haven’t felt this way since I first read Beloved . .
.’ Oprah Winfrey The unmissable debut novel by the critically acclaimed author of Between the World and Me and We Were Eight Years in Power – a richly imagined and compulsively page-turning journey to freedomHiram Walker is born into bondage on a Virginia plantation. But he is also born gifted with a mysterious power that he won’t discover until he is almost a man, when he risks everything for a chance to escape. One fateful decision will carry him away from his makeshift plantation family – his adoptive mother, Thena, a woman of few words and many secrets, and his beloved, angry Sophia – and into the covert heart of the underground war on slavery.