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Kindred

Written by Octavia Butler

Kindred
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Category: Fiction - Science Fiction; Fiction - African American - Contemporary Women; Social Science - Slavery
Imprint: Beacon Press
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: February 2004
Price: $15.00
Can. Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8369-7 (0-8070-8369-0)
Pages: 264
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.



 
Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back again and again for Rufus, yet each time the stay grows longer and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana’s life will end, long before it has even begun.

“One cannot finish Kindred without feeling changed. It is a shattering work of art with much to say about love, hate, slavery, and racial dilemmas, then and now.”–Sam Frank, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner

“In Kindred, Octavia Butler creates a road for the impossible and a balm for the unbearable. It is everything the literature of science fiction can be.”–Walter Mosley

“Butler’s books are exceptional. . . . She is a realist, writing the most detailed social criticism and creating some of the most fascinating female characters in the genre . . . real women caught in impossible situations.”–Dorothy Allison, Village Voice

“One of the most original, thought-provoking works examining race and identity.”–Lynell George, Los Angeles Times





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