Kindred: The ground-breaking masterpiece (Paperback)Octavia E. Butler (author)
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Kindred is Hugo and Nebula Award winner Octavia E. Butler's 1979 masterpiece. An essential read which explores themes of racial and gender identity with insight and originality, for fans of the Hulu TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. 'A shattering work of art' Los Angeles Herald-Examiner
On her twenty-sixth 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 nineteenth 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.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 247 g
Dimensions: 197 x 133 x 21 mm
One of the most original, thought-provoking works examining race and identity * Los Angeles Times *
One cannot finish Kindred without feeling changed. It is a shattering work of art * Los Angeles Herald-Examiner *
The immediate effect of reading Octavia Butler's Kindred is to make every other time travel book in the world look as if it's wimping out * Tor.com *
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“Thought provoking ”
Kindred is part historical fiction/part science fiction. Normally I am not keen on time travelling stories but this one seemed to work.
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“A superb science-fiction novel.”
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“Favourite SF book by far”
This was the first SF book I'd ever read--I was around 14 at the time--and it's stayed with me since. It takes you to a place of humility, necessity, and fear--in a phrase, slavery.
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