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The Water Dancer

The Water Dancer

作者 : Ta-Nehisi Coates

出版社 : One World

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定價 : NT 630

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2015年美國國家圖書獎非文學類得主、《在世界與我之間》作者 塔納哈希.科茨 小說處女作

 

出生於維吉尼亞州一個種植園的Hiram Walker有個超能力,他有超強的記憶力,諷刺的是,在Hiram的母親被賣掉後,關於母親的記憶卻是一點也想不起來,只能靠著其他人的描述重建母親的形象。

 

Hiram的父親是種植園的主人,但他並沒有受到應有的對待,自12歲起就被招喚去伺候同父異母的哥哥,在19歲那年,和哥哥跨越一座橋時,橋意外崩塌,Hiram在水中看見了異象,看見了祖先和一個在水中跳舞的女人,女人似乎就是母親。

 

被救起的Hiram計畫起要逃離這個唯一他可以稱做家的地方,他意外加入了反對奴隸的解放組織中,因為識字加上組織相信他有超能力,Hiram被受到重視,但隨後Hiram則漸漸了解,這一切都必須付出代價。

 

寫社會也將社會寫進故事裡,科茨的精彩小說處女作,再次證明他是當代不可或缺的重要作家之一。




In his boldly imagined first novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates, the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, brings home the most intimate evil of enslavement: the cleaving and separation of families.

Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

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.

This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children—the violent and capricious separation of families—and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. Written by one of today’s most exciting thinkers and writers, The Water Dancer is a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen.

Advance praise for The Water Dancer

“In prose that sings and imagination that soars, Coates further cements himself as one of this generation’s most important writers, tackling one of America’s oldest and darkest periods with grace and inventiveness. This is bold, dazzling, and not to be missed.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Coates brings his considerable talent for racial and social analysis to his debut novel, which captures the brutality of slavery and explores the underlying truth that slaveholders could not dehumanize the enslaved without also dehumanizing themselves. Beautifully written, this is a deeply and soulfully imagined look at slavery and human aspirations.”—Booklist (starred review)
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Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between the World and Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Ta-Nehisi lives in New York City with his wife and son.

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