The Water Dancers: A Novel

The Water Dancers A Novel A stunning new voice in literary fiction makes her remarkable debut in a moving lush and brilliantly rendered tale of the walls between wealth and poverty love and duty and a rich evocation of the

  • Title: The Water Dancers: A Novel
  • Author: Terry Gamble
  • ISBN: 9780060542665
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A stunning new voice in literary fiction makes her remarkable debut in a moving, lush, and brilliantly rendered tale of the walls between wealth and poverty, love and duty, and a rich evocation of the years following America s greatest trial and triumph.Terry Gamble s The Water Dancers is the story of Rachel Winnapee, a poverty stricken, sixteen year old Native American orA stunning new voice in literary fiction makes her remarkable debut in a moving, lush, and brilliantly rendered tale of the walls between wealth and poverty, love and duty, and a rich evocation of the years following America s greatest trial and triumph.Terry Gamble s The Water Dancers is the story of Rachel Winnapee, a poverty stricken, sixteen year old Native American orphan who goes to work at the opulent March family summer home on the shores of Lake Michigan in the post World War II summer of 1945 A young woman with no delusions about her place in this world of privilege, she quickly adapts to her role as an obedient servant expected to remain silent and unobtrusive while catering to her employers wishes Surrounded by a wealth she never imagined, she strives to remain invisible, until she is assigned the task of caring for the family s tragically scarred, emotionally shattered young scion, Woody March.A veteran who lost a leg in the Pacific conflict, Woody is haunted by his injuries and battlefield experiences and by the loss of the older brother he emulated and now desires only relief from his twin agonies of pain and memory He recognizes a kindred spirit in this gentle and mysterious child woman who is so unlike anyone he has ever known yet who understands the depths of human suffering In Rachel s eyes, Woody is a noble, tortured prince, and her fervent wish to help ease his torment soon metamor

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