Kindred

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Headline, Mar 27, 2014 - Fiction - 300 pages
25 Reviews

On her 26th birthday, Dana and her husband are moving into their apartment when she starts to feel dizzy. She falls to her knees, nauseous. Then the world falls away.

She finds herself at the edge of a green wood by a vast river. A child is screaming. Wading into the water, she pulls him to safety, only to find herself face to face with a very old looking rifle, in the hands of the boy's father. She's terrified. The next thing she knows she's back in her apartment, soaking wet. It's the most terrifying experience of her life ... until it happens again.

The longer Dana spends in 19th century Maryland - a very dangerous place for a black woman - the more aware she is that her life might be over before it's even begun.

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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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About the author (2014)

Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006) was the author of numerous ground-breaking novels, including Kindred, Wild Seed, and Parable of the Sower. Recipient of the Locus, Hugo and Nebula awards, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship 'Genius Grant'.

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