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Butler, Octavia

ISBN 10: 0807083100 / 0-8070-8310-0
ISBN 13: 9780807083109
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Hardcover
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Dana, 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 stays grow 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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Book Description: Beacon Press, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In Kindred , Octavia Butler creates a road for the impossible and a balm for the unbearable. It is everything the literature of science fiction can be.Walter Mosley "Butler's characters are so vivid and the racist milieu in which they struggle to survive so realistically depicted that one cannot finish Kindred without feeling changed. It is a shattering work of art with much to say about love, hate, slavery, and racial dilemmas, then and now."Sam Frank, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner "Like emotion that uplifts and enriches, like exquisite music or the taste of some special candy remembered from childhood, I never wanted Kindred to end. It overwhelmed me, dominated me, drew me on page after page. To express my total admiration and wonder for the originality of this surpassingly compelling novel, I am driven to a despised clich: I could not put it down! It is a book that simply will not be denied; its power is hypnotic. Kindred is a story that hurts : I take that to be the surest indicator of genuine Art. It is an important novel, filled with powerful human insight and the shocking impact of the most commonplace experiences viewed in a new way, and it demands that once begun, the reader continue till it has done its work on the heart and mind and soul. Octavia Butler is a writer who will be with us for a long, long time, and Kindred is that rare, magical artifact . . . the novel one returns to, again and again, through the years, to learn, to be humbled, and to be renewed. Do not, I beg you, deny yourself this singular experience."Harlan Ellison "Truly terrifying. . . . A book you'll find hard to put down." Essence "Butler's books are exceptional. . . . She is a realist, writing the most detailed social criticism and creating some of the most fascinating female characters in the genre . . . real women caught in impossible situations." Dorothy Allison, The Village Voice "Butler's literary craftsmanship is superb." The Washington Post Book World "Her books are disturbing, unsettling. In a field dominated by white male authors, Butler's African-American feminist perspective is unique, and uniquely suited to reshape the boundaries of the sci-fi genre." Bill Glass, L. A. Style "One of the most original, thought-provoking works examining race and identity." Lynell George, Los Angeles Times "This powerful novel about a modern black woman transported back in time to a slave plantation in the antebellum South is the perfect introduction to Butler's work and perspectives for those not usually enamored of science fiction. . .A harrowing, haunting story." John Marshall, Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0807083100

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