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Kindred

ISBN-10: 0807083690

ISBN-13: 9780807083697

Edition: 25th 2004

Authors: Octavia E. Butler

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The twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of the classic novel that has sold over 250,000 copies 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 again and again for Rufus, yet each time the stay grows longer and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana"s life will end, long before it has even begun. "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 "[Kindred] is a shattering work of art with much to say about love, hate, slavery and racial dilemmas, then and now." -Los Angeles Herald Examiner "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." ¯The Village Voice "Butler"s literary craftsmanship is superb."-The Washington Post Book World
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Edition: 25th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 2/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Science-fiction writer and novelist Octavia Estelle Butler was born in Pasadena, California, on June 22, 1947. She earned as Associate of Arts degree from Pasadena City College in 1968 and later attended California State University and the University of California. Her first novel, Patternmaster, was the first in a series about a society run by a group of telepaths who are mentally linked to one another. She explored the topics of race, poverty, politics, religion, and human nature in her works. She won a Hugo Award in 1984 for her short story Speech Sounds and a Hugo Award and Nebula Award in 1985 for her novella Bloodchild. She received a MacArthur Grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The award pays $295,000 over a five-year period to creative people who push the boundaries of their fields. She died in Lake Forest Park, Washington on February 24, 2006 at the age of 58.

Prologue
The River
The Fire
The Fall
The Fight
The Storm
The Rope
Epilogue
Reader's Guide
Critical Essay
Discussion Questions