Imprimé le 03/07/2022

The Water Dancer : a novel
One World 2020
Résumé :
Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram lost all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years laten when Hiram almostdrowns in a river, that same power saves his life. His near death begins a daring journey oFescape that takes him from.the corrupt grandeur of Vjrginia's proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wil' derness, from the coffin of the Deep South to daring utopian movements in the North.
Even as he's enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram's resolve to reunite with the only family he's ever known burns within him. Written by one of today's most exciting,thinkers and writers, The Water Dancer is a propulsive, tranlcendent work thaerestores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen.

Né esclave en Virginie, le jeune Hiram Walker a été dépouillé des souvenirs qu'il avait de sa mère le jour où celle-ci a été vendue, ne gardant d'elle qu'un mystérieux pouvoir capable de lui sauver la vie. Tandis qu'il s'enrôle dans la guerre clandestine opposant les maîtres aux esclaves, son périple le mène des plantations du sud des Etats-Unis jusqu'aux grands espaces du Nord.