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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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A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
5.0 Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
A feeling of nausea, a dizzy spell, and Dana opens her eyes not in her house, but on a muddy riverbank in time to save a boy from drowning. She finds herself back home, but covered in mud. This begins a terrifying ordeal where Dana doesn't know when she'll be taken again back, only that there is a c...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
4.0 Kindred
I don't read a lot of sci-fi, but I'm trying to stretch myself this year. Kindred isn't as sci-fi as I expected, which possibly added to my enjoyment. I wasn't planning on starting the book until this month, but since it took me so long to read The Warmth of Other Suns I thought I should start early...
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it
4.0 Kindred
maybe the best time travel book I've read? the only other one that comes close is that short story by DuMaurier.
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4.0 Kindred
The things we take for grantedI first learned about Octavia Butler a few years ago when searching online for innovative novels and Kindred showed up on just about every list I came across. When I went to the bookstore, I had become so enthusiastic about her that I decided to buy not only this book b...
This, that, and the other
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4.0 Kindred
The things we take for grantedI first learned about Octavia Butler a few years ago when searching online for innovative novels and Kindred showed up on just about every list I came across. When I went to the bookstore, I had become so enthusiastic about her that I decided to buy not only this book b...
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