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The Water Dancer: A Novel
The Water Dancer A Novel
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
A boldly imagined work of magic and adventure from the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me. — Every plantation is a house of spies and intrigue, engineered to hide a fundamental reality: that it is built on slavery and built by the enslaved, its true geniuses and laborers stashed away in basements and fields, sleeping u...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780399590597
ISBN-10: 0399590595
Publication Date: 9/24/2019
Pages: 256
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: One World
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 160
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A fantastic book. I listened to the audiobook read by Joe Morton. What a wonderful âperformanceâ. He read with such enthusiasm and feeling, and this added so much more than just reading the words myself.
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All historical fiction is just that â fiction, and The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehesi Coates is no exception. The fiction label allows history to be massaged into a compelling story. However, this history itself is so compelling that it needs no embellishment especially not one based in magic. That concern aside, aspects of the writing pull me right into the middle of the story. That is the history that speaks to me in this book and gives it its power.

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