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Kindred / Octavia E. Butler.

Butler, Octavia E., (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780807006924
  • ISBN: 0807006920
  • Physical Description: 287 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Date of publication from publisher's webpage.
"First published as a hardcover by Doubleday in 1979"--Title page verso.
"First published as a Beacon paperback in 1988"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- The river -- The fire -- The fall -- The fight -- The storm -- The rope -- Epilogue -- Reader's guide. Critical essay -- Discussion questions.
Summary, etc.:
"Dana is a black woman whose torment begins on her twenty-sixth birthday when she suddenly vanishes from California and is dragged through time to antebellum Maryland to rescue a boy named Rufus, heir to a slaveowner's plantation. She soon realizes the purpose of her summons to the past: protect Rufus to ensure his assault of her Black ancestor so that she may one day be born. As she endures the traumas of slavery and the soul-crushing normalization of savagery, Dana fights to keep her autonomy and return to the present."-- Front jacket flap.
Subject: African American women > Fiction.
Slaveholders > Fiction.
Slavery > Fiction.
Slaves > Fiction.
Time travel > Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) > Fiction.
Southern States > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.

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