Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Between the World and Me, winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Water Dancer

The Water Dancer

A Novel

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…

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