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The Water Dancers A Novel by Terry Gamble

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Published by Harper Perennial .
Written in English


Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7278290M
ISBN 100060542675
ISBN 109780060542672
OCLC/WorldCa55603602

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The book, in this sense, is the story of Hiram’s apprenticeship as a Conductor. The Water Dancer is partially fashioned after the popular slave narratives of the late 19th century, and like Author: Helon Habila.   oprah's book club: "the water dancer" – ta-nehisi coates' debut novel is latest pick, announced today on cbs this morning. On " CBS This Morning " . The following version of this book was sued to create this study guide: Coates, Ta-Nehisi. The Water Dancer. New York: Random House, The novel takes place at an unspecified time in the first half of the s. The story opens in Virginia. The protagonist, Hiram, is a slave on a tobacco.   His new book The Water Dancer is not a great novel. Coates’s debut novel has exquisite sentences and ideas, but the rest is a mess. By Constance 3/5.