Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 2005
Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler
FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING  SEVEN STORIES PRESS
Rare 1st! Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket has some tanning; but is in excellent shape; now housed in a new HQ brodart jacket protector.
Book itself has some soiling / surface tearing to red paper boards. Otherwise, very good. Binding is tight, and pages look and read like new.
Fledgling, Octavia Butler's new novel after a seven year break, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly inhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: She is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted - and still wants - to destroy her and those she cares for and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of "otherness" and questions what it means to be truly human.