Kindred Kindred

Kindred

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Publisher Description

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. Author Octavia E. Butler skillfully juxtaposes the serious issues of slavery, human rights, and racial prejudice with an exciting science fiction, romance, and historical adventure. Kim Staunton's narrative talent magically transforms the listener's earphones into an audio time machine.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
NARRATOR
KS
Kim Staunton
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
10:54
hr min
RELEASED
2008
May 2
PUBLISHER
Recorded Books, Inc.
SIZE
563.6
MB

Customer Reviews

aaientl ,

Incorrectly labels

Great book, all chapters are out of sorts and labeled incorrectly

mjirecek ,

Really enjoyed it!

Beautifully read and performed!
The chapter titles and time markers are a little mismatched, but it’s not a big deal.

Sexicandygirl1 ,

I would like to know where to start

Please help if anyone knows where chapter one is!! The book seems like a great read but chapters are not matching the order

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