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Beacon Press, 2003 - Fiction - 287 pages
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Dana, a black woman, finds herself repeatedly transported to the antebellum South, where she must make sure that Rufus, the plantation owner's son, survives to father Dana's ancestor.
 

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This is an interesting novel that illuminates the brutality of slavery from the perspective of a Black woman from the 1970s. I liked the well-developed characterization of the main and supporting ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tiffy_Reads - LibraryThing

This is the first book I've read by Octavia Butler and it won't be my last. I stayed up late finishing this book last night. I definitely think this should be made into a movie. Read full review

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Contents

PROLOGUE
9
THE RIVER
12
THE FIRE
18
THE FALL
52
THE FIGHT
108
THE STORM
189
THE ROPE
240
EPILOGUE
262
READERS GUIDE
265
Discussion Questions
285
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About the author (2003)

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