The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.
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 repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
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I read this book in high school and it was definitely a page turner. Would love to read it again.
It was a little difficult for me to follow at first, but when I got into it, I got INTO it. I stayed up when I knew I was tired JUST to finish the chapter.
I had to read this book for a class and loved it!!! This would make an awesome movie!