Kindred [Hardcover]

Item : Kindred [Hardcover]
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Author Author : Butler, Octavia
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0807083100
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780807083109
Publisher Publisher : Beacon Press
Pages Pages : 264
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 100367920

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.

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 to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.InKindred, 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 characters are so vivid and the racist milieu in which they struggle to survive so realistically depicted that one cannot finishKindredwithout 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

Like emotion that uplifts and enriches, like exquisite music or the taste of some special candy remembered from childhood, I never wantedKindredto end. It overwhelmed me, dominated me, drew me on page after page. To express my total admiration and wonder for the originality of this surpassingly compelling novel, I am driven to a despised cliché:I could not put it down!It is a book that simply will not be denied; its power is hypnotic.Kindredis a story thathurts: I take that to be the surest indicator of genuine Art. It is animportantnovel, filled with powerful human insight and the shocking impact of the most commonplace experiences viewed in a new way, and it demands thatlST

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