The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us - along with her Black female hero - through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.

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Product Code: 4119
ISBN: 9780807083697
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
Pages: 288
Published Date: 03/01/1990
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Octavia Butler's masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now. 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 repeatedly through time and 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 a chance to begin.

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Contents

Prologue
The River
The Fire
The Fall
The Fight
The Storm
The Rope Epilogue

Reader’s Guide
Critical Essay
Discussion Questions

“Octavia Butler is a writer who will be with us for a long, long time, and Kindred is that rare magical artifact . . . the novel one returns to, again and again.” — Harlan Ellison

“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

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