A whole new look for the classic novel that has sold over 450,000 copiesDana, 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Bodagirl - LibraryThing
To put it simply, I loved it. It started a bit slow, but it's intentional. Butler draws you in to the inner conflict Dana faces of the time-travel paradox and the catch-22 of the American antebellum slave system. The abruptness of the ending was powerful, both horrifying and powerful. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - shaunesay - LibraryThing
"I lost an arm on my last trip home. My left arm." Is that an opening hook or what? Of course you have to keep reading to find out how she lost her arm! This is not a happy book, but it is an ... Read full review