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The Water Dancer - Paperback

The Water Dancer - Paperback
The Water Dancer - Paperback
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The Water Dancer - Paperback
The Water Dancer - Paperback
The Water Dancer - Paperback
The Water Dancer - Paperback
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Every slave plantation is a house of spies and intrigue. No slave walks a straight Line or has a single story - deep within their hearts is betrayal and insurrection. But against whom? Hiram Walker is a man with a gift and a curse. He was born between worlds: his father a white plantation master, his mother a black slave. And he was born with a secret, special power. Sold to a new mistress as punishment for trying to escape, hiram discovers her home is a secret hub of the underground Railroad: a training ground for its agents. With his special power, hiram fast becomes a highly skilled agent, retrieving the enslaved from the most dangerous circumstances - but betrayals lurk everywhere. And eventually hiram must risk everything to return to his father's plantation and free the friends he le..

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Sold By Prakash Books
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates
ISBN-13 9780241325261
Edition 1st Edition
Format Paperback
Language English
Publication Date 2019-10-15
Publication Year 2019

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Every slave plantation is a house of spies and intrigue. No slave walks a straight Line or has a single story - deep within their hearts is betrayal and insurrection. But against whom? Hiram Walker is a man with a gift and a curse. He was born between worlds: his father a white plantation master, his mother a black slave. And he was born with a secret, special power. Sold to a new mistress as punishment for trying to escape, hiram discovers her home is a secret hub of the underground Railroad: a training ground for its agents. With his special power, hiram fast becomes a highly skilled agent, retrieving the enslaved from the most dangerous circumstances - but betrayals lurk everywhere. And eventually hiram must risk everything to return to his father's plantation and free the friends he left there. Every slave plantation is a house of spies and intrigue. No slave walks a straight Line or has a single story - deep within their hearts is betrayal and insurrection. But against whom? Hiram Walker is a man with a gift and a curse. He was born between worlds: his father a white plantation master, his mother a black slave. And he was born with a secret, special power. Sold to a new mistress as punishment for trying to escape, hiram discovers her home is a secret hub of the underground Railroad: a training ground for its agents. With his special power, hiram fast becomes a highly skilled agent, retrieving the enslaved from the most dangerous circumstances - but betrayals lurk everywhere. And eventually hiram must risk everything to return to his father's plantation and free the friends he left there.


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In prose that sings and imagination that soars, Coates further cements himself as one of this generation's most important writers, tackling one of America's oldest and darkest periods with grace and inventiveness. This is bold, dazzling, and not to be missed (Publisher's Weekly)

About the Author

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for the Atlantic and the author of the Number One New York Times bestseller, Between the World and Me, winner of the National Book Award, and of the acclaimed essay collection We Were Eight Years in Power. A MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Fellow, Coates has received the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, and the George Polk Award for his Atlantic cover story 'The Case for Reparations'. He lives in New York with his wife and son.

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