Kindred by Octavia E. Butler [2003 TRADE PAPERBACK]
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
TRADE PAPERBACK  BEACON PRESS
Book is in very good condition. Light shelf wear to cover and a tiny nick to top of spine. Reads good as new.
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.