Kindred

Kindred

by Octavia E. Butler

Hardcover(Reprint)

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807083109
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 02/28/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 178,341
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 580L (what's this?)

About the Author

Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006) was the author of many novels, including Dawn, Wild Seed, and Parable of the Sower. She was the recipient of a MacArthur Award and a Nebula Award, and she twice won the Hugo Award.

Table of Contents

Prologue

The River

The Fire

The Fall

The Fight

The Storm

The Rope

Epilogue

Reader’s Guide

Critical Essay
Discussion Questions

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