Kindred

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Beacon Press, 1988 - Fiction - 287 pages
61 Reviews
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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User Review  - Tracy - Goodreads

I gave up on this book. I tried to read this right after I finished reading 11/22/63, because I wanted another time travel story. My advice, skip Kindred and go for 11/22/63. Read full review

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User Review  - Jeff Kessler - Goodreads

Totally unrealistic, the time-travel removes the authenticity of the slavery and forces the reader to suspend disbelief. However, in the process of doing so, the historical elements become blurred and ... 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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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.

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