Kindred by Octavia E. Butler [TRADE PAPERBACK]

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TRADE PAPERBACK [2003] BEACON PRESS

Recent paperback printing in Very Good condition.  Cover is Like New.  Pages are clean, bright and unmarked, but have a few lightly dog-eared pages [see last photo.]


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.