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Kindred

Butler, Octavia E. (Book - 2009? )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Kindred


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Dana, a black woman, finds herself repeatedly transported to the antebellum South, where she must make sure that Rufus, the plantation owner's son, survives to father Dana's ancestor.
Authors: Butler, Octavia E.
Title: Kindred
Publisher: Boston :, Beacon Press,, [2009?]
Characteristics: 264 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Octavia E. Butler
Notes: Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1979
Summary: Dana, a black woman, finds herself repeatedly transported to the antebellum South, where she must make sure that Rufus, the plantation owner's son, survives to father Dana's ancestor.
ISBN: 0807083100
9780807083109
Branch Call Number: SF BUTLER 2009
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Report This Mar 03, 2014
  • Cynthia_N rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic book!

Report This Sep 04, 2013
  • goofy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is the first sci-fi novel that I have read written by an African American author. I enjoyed the historical time setting of the novel which seemed to be given a more human emotional feel due to the sci-fi element. It was an interesting read.

Report This Feb 09, 2012
  • Incarnadine rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing author, excellent book! This is one of the books I would recommend you start with when starting to read Octavia Butler! -- With no control over sudden incidents of time-traveling back to the antebellum South, Dana, a modern black woman, must survive periodically being a slave until she can find a way to stay forever in the present. Complicating the issue is her white ancestor, a slave-owner, whose survival Dana must ensure or risk her own existence. Butler is incredibly effective at conveying the chilling psychology of coercion and enslavement.

Report This Dec 11, 2011
  • Sunny39 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very good. Makes me see what it was really like to be a slave. Don't talk to me about "contented slaves." Not true.

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  • Dani_106 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fantastic!

Report This Sep 21, 2009
  • 3catnite rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mouldering on the shelves of our Library sits the overlooked, under appreciated novel "Kindred" by Octavia Butler. Long before Audrey Niffenegger's novel dazzled the literary world with her time travelling Masterpiece, Octavia Butler wrote the quintessential time travelling morality-play, romance. It is not the same story, thankfully, but so similar in the way it will make you feel, that you will appreciate it like a long overdue companion to "The Time Traveler's Wife".

Report This Jun 09, 2008
  • jss rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A woman travels back in time to her ancestor's slave plantation, thus engaging in a "grandfather paradox" of sorts. All "advisories" noted should not be taken out of context.

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Report This Jun 09, 2008
  • jss rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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