A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Book - 2017
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"Home is a new house with a loving husband in 1970s California that is suddenly transformed into the frightening world of the antebellum South. Dana, a young black writer, can't explain how she is transported across time and space to a plantation in Maryland. But she does quickly understand why: to deal with the troubles of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder - and her progenitor. Her survival, her very existence, depends on it. This searing graphic-novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler's science fiction classic is a powerfully moving, unflinching look at the violent, disturbing effects of slavery on the people it chained together, both black and white - and made kindred in the deepest sense of the word"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Comicarts, 2017
ISBN: 9781419709470
Branch Call Number: GN DUFFY 2017
Characteristics: 240 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Octavia E. Butler's Kindred


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multcolib_lauralw Mar 06, 2018

"Time-traveler Dana discovers affinity and ugliness among her ancestors. Unwillingly wrenched from 1976 to 1815, she attempts to blend into plantation life as the "slave" of her white husband, Kevin, also drawn into the past."--Provided by Library Journal.

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Nov 05, 2018

I haven't read Kindred (the novel) and perhaps one should before reading this graphic novel. I feel that parts are missing that would have helped make this story smoother.
I found the portrayal of this awful time compelling and horrifying and yet not engrossing.
All in all, an interesting enough story but it had jumps in it that made the story seem disjointed (to me).

Feb 26, 2018

Reading the graphic novel of Kindred is definitely a different experience from the traditional print edition, but it is just as powerful and heart-rending -- if not more -- as the original book. Highly recommended.

JCLCassandraG Jun 19, 2017

Surprisingly, Kindred adapts well to the graphic novel format. While we lose some of the sparkle of Butler's prose, the story remains engrossing and the illustrator does a good job of portraying what violence is necessary while not getting as graphic as one could (though the book is still not for kids, unfortunately).


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