Octavia E. Butler's Kindred

Octavia E. Butler's Kindred

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Octavia E. Butler's bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format. More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler's mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century. Butler's most celebrated, critically acclaimed work tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre-Civil War South.
"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"--Jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2017
ISBN: 9781419709470
Branch Call Number: GN DUFFY 2017
Characteristics: vi, 240 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: 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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Cynthia_N Feb 22, 2017

Great graphic novel! You get more detail in the regular novel (of course) but this gets you pretty darn close to the same level! If you haven't read Kindred this would be a great way to experience it!


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