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Kindred - Octavia E. Butler
Kindred
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780807083697 (0807083690)
ASIN: 807083690
Publisher: Beacon Press
Pages no: 287
Edition language: English
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Scarlet's Web
Scarlet's Web rated it
4.0 Review: Kindred by Octavia Butler
As part of the TBR Canine Jar Challenge, Kindred was chosen by Enya Kindred is her third pick from the jar this year, her previous picks being The Exorcist and Middlesex. I went into this expecting it to blow my socks off as I've seen many people raving about it, but that's not what happened....
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it
5.0 Kindred
I know, it's about time right? It seemed like everyone was reading this a while back and I know that it isn't exactly a new book to begin with. I wanted to read it because of all the reviews and rave it was getting but had this gnawing fear that I would hate it. But then I listened to Bloodchild and...
Linda78
Linda78 rated it
5.0 Kindred
TW: slavery, racial slurs, racism, violence related to slavery I wish that everyone who thought The Garconniere by Ali MacLagan was a realistic portrayal of slavery in the South would read this book. Don't expect any romance here. This is a quietly horrifying tale that starts as merely unsettling ...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
4.0 Kindred
If you like the idea of time travel but can't stomach Outlander, you should check this out. Interesting take on the 'what would I do' trope where a 20th century African American woman is jettisoned back to antebellum Maryland. Needless to say, issues of gender and race are front and center. Thi...
Merle
Merle rated it
3.5 Kindred by Octavia Butler
This is a short, intense book about a young woman who is drawn back in time from her comfortable life in 1970s California to a Maryland plantation in the early 19th century. It isn’t science fiction; Butler uses time travel to bring home a story about slavery and its brutality, and the way it deform...
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