The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Water Dancer is a 2019 novel by Ta-Nehisi Coates. It is his first novel and was published on September 24, 2019, by One World, an imprint of Random House. It is a surrealist story set in the preā€“Civil War South, concerning a superhuman protagonist named Hiram Walker who possesses photographic memory, but who cannot remember his mother, and is able to transport people over long distances by using a power known as "conduction" which can fold the Earth like fabric and allows him to travel across large areas via waterways.The novel debuted at number one on the New York Times fiction best-seller list and was selected for the revival of Oprah's Book Club.

The 2390th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 14th on The 40 Best Novels of the 2010s (Paste Magazine)

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THE WATER DANCER (202 POCHE) Paperback 602634 $13.65 $11.95 2020
The Water Dancer: A Novel Paperback 8750931 $29.99 2019
The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Kindle Edition 14 2019
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