The first science fiction written by a black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of black American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity. Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes the challenge she’s been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother.
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. An African American woman from 1976 Southern California is transported back to the 19th-century and the violent days of slavery before the Civil War.About the Author:
Octavia E. Butler is author of many novels, including Adulthood Rites and The Parable of the Sower. She is the winner of the Nebula Award and twice winner of the Hugo Award.
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Book Description Doubleday & Company, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0385150598