[Reading] ➶ The Water Dancer ➽ Ta-Nehisi Coates – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk

The Water Dancer Young Hiram Walker Was Born Into Bondage When His Mother Was Sold Away, Hiram Was Robbed Of All Memory Of Her But Was Gifted With A Mysterious Power Years Later, When Hiram Almost Drowns In A River, That Same Power Saves His Life This Brush With Death Births An Urgency In Hiram And A Daring Scheme To Escape From The Only Home He S Ever Known.So Begins An Unexpected Journey 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, Hiram S Resolve To Rescue The Family He Left Behind Endures. ☀ Poltergeist (Greywalker, PDF / Epub ✍ Author Kat Richardson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Hiram Was Robbed Of All Memory Of Her But Was Gifted With A Mysterious Power Years Later Read ✓ OBaby By Geoffrey Johnson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk When Hiram Almost Drowns In A River ➽ Defiant (MacKinnons Rangers, Download ➺ Author Pamela Clare – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk That Same Power Saves His Life This Brush With Death Births An Urgency In Hiram And A Daring Scheme To Escape From The Only Home He S Ever Known.So Begins An Unexpected Journey That Takes Hiram From The Corrupt Grandeur Of Virginia S Proud Plantations To Desperate Guerrilla Cells In The Wilderness [Ebook] 21 Divisiones de Los Misterios Sanses By Ernesto Bravo Estrada – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk 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 [EPUB] ✺ Nightfall (Dark Age Dawning, ✽ Ellen Connor – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Hiram S Resolve To Rescue The Family He Left Behind Endures. This book grabbed me from its first pages and never let me go Hiram Walker is the son of a plantation owner But he s the black son, born to a slave and thus a slave himself His mother was sold Natchez way when he was 9 After a near death experience as a young man, he plots to escape Despite having a photographic memory, Hiram has lost his memories of his mother It s a literary device that really captures the loss of a family member to slavery This book is so beautifully written it takes your breath away in much the same way that the near drowning takes Hiram s It truly captures the horrors of slavery I loved his use of words Not slave and owner But Tasked and Quality Even the whites are designated as Quality or Low Bored whites were barbarian whites While they played at aristocrats, we were their well appointed and stoic attendants But when they tired of dignity, the bottom fell out New games were anointed and we were but the pieces on the board It was terrifying There was no limit to what they might do at this end of the tether, nor what my father would allow them to do As can be expected, Hi is infuriated He s the smart one while is white half brother is a dullard, gambling away what s left of the family fortune Coates spells out for us the incredible suffering of being a slave And he s not talking physical suffering but the mental suffering of never being able to express yourself or allow yourself natural wants like a loving relationship Coates uses magical realism as a plot device It becomes a larger and larger part of the story as the book goes on I struggled with this, so when a well known historical character is given a certain mythical power Similar to The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead, one has to be willing to suspend belief My other quibble is that he doesn t set us firmly in time or place We know that Virginia is in decline, the soil exhausted from years of tobacco But I couldn t tell how far before the Civil War we were Or where in Virginia we were as there is no Goose River, Elm County or Brycetown This is a pet peeve of mine and just a few sentences could have cleared things up This is not a fast read It needs to be pondered I do feel it started much stronger than it finished But it s a very meaningful read and I would recommend it My thanks to netgalley and Random House for an advance copy of this book banging pots and pans together HELLO I D LIKE TO BRING EVERYONE S ATTENTION TO THIS BOOK WHICH IS DESCRIBED ASA 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 TAKE MY MONEY I m giving those stars in shame, hands shaking as I push them to the key board and clicked 3 shiny stars Then I started to run away, dropping down my phone as if someone gave me a daily chore to clean up the entire house and I m escaping from secret big hole at my wall hid behind Rita Hayworth poster That s my shawshanking glory run, my dear friends When I started this book and captivated by those lyrical, emotional, poetic, amazing words created its own magic, I thought I was falling in love with this book I loved it so much so as a treat I shared my wine with it Yes, I m clumsy and poured it on my kindle, but my intentions were sincere as always Most of the first parts, I felt the words waltzing on my mind like a fresh breeze rejuvenating my soul I felt breathless, excited and shaken at the same time And take a break to look at this beautiful cover There are so many reasons to fall in love with this book desperately.I loved the characterization of Hiram, slave and the master with photographic memory, lost his mother at 9 he has hard times to bring memories out about her, maybe he is blocking them because of emotional stress he has to deal with As his brother dies, he achieves to conduct himself across the water and his magical abilities start to show off.But what went wrong caused me to fall from love and change my opinions about the book Well In my opinion those parts embellished with beautiful magical realism didn t fit the harsh realistic and shameful history Those words seemed like patches or the wrong pieces of puzzle could never fit to complete the missing pieces place All the psychical, mental suffering, brutality of slavery give us cold showers and shake us to the core, freeze your blood But when the magical elements took control of the story telling, I shook my head no because I found it a little clunky and I felt like the story started to repeat itself over and over again So pages started to seem like longer and the pace is slower as I started to lose my interest in the story.And instead of Hiram, other characters were undeveloped and seemed like they ve been created haphazardly without thinking about their backgrounds, attributes, motives They weren t realistic enough to resonate I think the author s profession is focused on writing non fictions So this book was new challenge and milestone for the author s carrier I also watched his interviews and his kind, genuine words and amazing nature, opinions about our modern world deeply affected me That s why when I gave three stars of this book, I felt like a scumbag traitor because at the beginning my expectations were so high and I was so close to say that was my favorite fiction of this year Well, unfortunately it didn t work for me But it gave me purpose to read Between the world and me and other nonfiction books of the author My tbr list is the highest place on the earth You can see the whole universe if you ever reach to the top 4 starsAt its core, this novel is a story of slavery, the shameful injustice, horrific treatment of human beings, of the amazing guts and guile of the people in the Underground transporting people to freedom, in the south of the 1860 s This is such a powerful story depicting the life of slaves on a tobacco plantation in Virginia, highlighting throughout the gut wrenching separation of children from their mothers, separation of fathers and children, husbands and wives The writing is beautiful in so many places that I found myself rereading passages It s a complex story infused with magical realism It s a creatively written story, but the magical realism wasn t a problem for me given the beautiful prose when I found myself in these instances of Conduction I do admit that I was a little confused at times about the Underground as portrayed here Hiram Walker, called Hi, a slave, son of the plantation owner has the gift of memory, the ability to recall everything he sees and hears and reads when he learns to read, except one thing He can t remember his mother, sold by his father when Hi was nine years old Hi has another gift, one he struggles to understand until he finds a place as an agent on the Underground On Hi s journey we meet a large cast of characters, some are courageous, some will touch your heart and there were some that I just couldn t understand, but the journey is an amazing one This isn t a book for everyone because the magical realism may not be for you, but it s an important and beautifully written story of slavery unlike anything I ve read It will hit you in the gut as it should and the characters will touch your heart with its depiction of family, of love, and the desire to be free I received an advanced copy of this book from Random House One World through NetGalley.

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