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The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club): A…
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The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel (2019. Auflage)

von Ta-Nehisi Coates (Autor)

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"Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage--and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child--but he is also gifted with a mysterious power. Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn't understand, a blue light that lifts him up and lands him a mile away. This strange brush with death forces a new urgency on Hiram's private rebellion. Spurred on by his improvised plantation family, Thena, his chosen mother, a woman of few words and many secrets, and Sophia, a young woman fighting her own war even as she and Hiram fall in love, he becomes determined to escape the only home he's ever known. So begins an unexpected journey into the covert war on slavery that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia's proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he's enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, all Hiram wants is to return to the Walker Plantation to free the family he left behind--but to do so, he must first master his magical gift and reconstruct the story of his greatest loss. This is a bracingly original vision of the world of slavery, written with the narrative force of a great adventure. Driven by the author's bold imagination and striking ability to bring readers deep into the interior lives of his brilliantly rendered characters, The Water Dancer is the story of America's oldest struggle--the struggle to tell the truth--from one of our most exciting thinkers and beautiful writers"--… (mehr)
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Titel:The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
Autoren:Ta-Nehisi Coates (Autor)
Info:One World (2019), Edition: First Edition, 416 pages
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Tags:on kindle. Alice loved it so much. Got half way through. Tedious writing.

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The Water Dancer von Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Had there not been magical realism in this book, I would probably have loved it. The magic diminishes the achievements of Harriet Tubman and other underground railroad heroes. ( )
  Martha_Thayer | Jan 13, 2022 |
really good and powerful, i was fully along for the ride. ( )
  austinburns | Dec 16, 2021 |
4.5 stars. Not so much a book as an experience. Coates has a beautiful voice, strong, powerful, poetic. He uses it to tell an incredible story about family, freedom, love, loss, and maybe most importantly, memory.

The use of memory throughout the story is a powerful thing. Hi can’t remember his mother, and he is somehow diminished because of it. The memory of ancestors and their stories help bring light to a difficult and terrible world for the tasked. Thea chooses to make peace by not remembering the worst parts of her past, and when she revisits those parts again, it is almost beyond her ability to endure. But she does, and she begins to find peace again. Hi gaining back his memory is the final piece in the puzzle that helps him become who he is meant to be. It is the cornerstone of this great power he holds, the thing that connects him to not only his past, but to so many others who have come before him and who exist around him.

Without our memories, we aren’t our total selves. Some people forget their past as a defense mechanism to protect themselves, or simply because it’s easier, but they lose something in the forgetting. It’s hard, many times, to see your way forward when you’ve forgotten where you come from. You can become satisfied with so much less because you forget how much more is possible, or because it hurts to much to even consider that such good things exist. It can be simple and beautiful, painful or ugly, and often traumatic, but it holds value and power to transform. It was intriguing and thought- provoking to see these things through the story, definitely the thing I’ll be carrying away and thinking about. The writing and the tale itself were also so good, I can already see myself picking it up again someday to reread. ( )
  Annrosenzweig | Oct 15, 2021 |
"What you must now accept is that all of us are bound to something. All must name a master to serve. All must choose." And with these words Hiram realizes that even in freedom we are bound by our choices. The Water Dancer is an exceptional story of slave who is partly white, his father is the master of the plantation, and Hiram is truly a mix of races but also of cultures. His sharp intelligence serves to help him to freedom, but he also has a gift - the gift of conduction. He is a water dancer. But when Hiram achieves his freedom, he knows he is not truly free because the woman he loves is still a slave and so he has choices to make - not just for her, but for all of his people living in bondage. I have truly enjoyed everything I have read by Coates and this book is no exception. The characters take on a life of their own and everything, from the way they speak to the geography of their world, makes the book that much more enjoyable. But Coates has a way of wrapping hard truths in amazing stories and this one is no exception, "The masters could not bring water to boil, harness a horse, nor strap their own drawers without us. We were better than them - we had to be. Sloth was literal death for us, while for them it was the whole ambition of their lives." And in the final analysis that was their undoing. An astonishing tale of slavery, the underground, of love and loss and sacrifice. Well written and well conceived. And well worth the read. ( )
  Al-G | Sep 27, 2021 |
Allegorical novel ( )
  lrobe190 | Aug 31, 2021 |
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Coates, Ta-NehisiHauptautoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Heuvelmans, TonÜbersetzerCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Morton, JoeErzählerCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Rawles, Calida GarciaUmschlagillustrationCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt

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And I could only have seen her there on the stone bridge, a dancer wreathed in ghostly blue, because that was the way they would have taken her back when I was young, back when the Virginia earth was still red as brick and red with life, and though there were other bridges spanning the river Goose, they would have bound her and brought her across this one, because this was the bridge that fed into the turnpike that twisted its way through the green hills and down the valley before bending in one direction, and that direction was south.
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"Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage--and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child--but he is also gifted with a mysterious power. Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn't understand, a blue light that lifts him up and lands him a mile away. This strange brush with death forces a new urgency on Hiram's private rebellion. Spurred on by his improvised plantation family, Thena, his chosen mother, a woman of few words and many secrets, and Sophia, a young woman fighting her own war even as she and Hiram fall in love, he becomes determined to escape the only home he's ever known. So begins an unexpected journey into the covert war on slavery that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia's proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he's enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, all Hiram wants is to return to the Walker Plantation to free the family he left behind--but to do so, he must first master his magical gift and reconstruct the story of his greatest loss. This is a bracingly original vision of the world of slavery, written with the narrative force of a great adventure. Driven by the author's bold imagination and striking ability to bring readers deep into the interior lives of his brilliantly rendered characters, The Water Dancer is the story of America's oldest struggle--the struggle to tell the truth--from one of our most exciting thinkers and beautiful writers"--

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