The Water Dancer: A Novel by Ta-Nehisi Coates - Book Review | Northshire Bookstore

The Water Dancer: A Novel by Ta-Nehisi Coates - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780399590597
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Published: One World - September 24th, 2019

Hiram Walker was born into the hell of slavery in Virginia. His father was the master of the plantation. His mother left while he was a child. Hiram possessed an extraordinary gift and he would use it to bring others trapped in the dark misery of bondage into the light of freedom in the North. This is a powerful and eloquent chronicle of the devastation wrought by an institution that still should shame the nation's consciousness. The novel is infused with mysticism and the redeeming power of love and family. Coates constantly reminds us that man's capacity for inflicting cruelty is only surpassed by the indomitable will and determination of the victims of that inhumanity to triumph over it. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

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