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    DescriptionDana, 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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    Title
    Kindred
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Octavia E. Butler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 287
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780807083697
    ISBN 10: 0807083690
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN, CULT/WSTCST, GEOG/CALIFO
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    DC22: 813/.54
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM, CULT/SCALIF
    Libri: I-FS
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 42
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T General Subject: 720
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    Ingram Theme: LOCL/CALOSA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC054000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3552.U82
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P26101294
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000, FIC049020
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.6.3.0.0
    LC classification: PS3552.U827 K5 2003
    Thema V1.0: FL, FBC
    Edition
    25
    Edition statement
    25th
    Publisher
    Beacon Press
    Imprint name
    Beacon Press
    Publication date
    29 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Author Information
    Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006) was the author of many novels, including "Dawn, Wild Seed, " and"Parable of the Sower." She was the recipient of a MacArthur Award and a Nebula Award, and she twice won the Hugo Award.
    Review quote
    Octavia Butler is a writer who will be with us for a long, long time, and "Kindred" is that rare magical artifact . . . the novel one returns to, again and again.--Harlan Ellison "One cannot finish "Kindred" without feeling changed. It is a shattering work of art with much to say about love, hate, slavery, and racial dilemmas, then and now." --Sam Frank, "Los Angeles Herald-Examiner" "In "Kindred," Octavia Butler creates a road for the impossible and a balm for the unbearable. It is everything the literature of science fiction can be." --Walter Mosley "Truly terrifying . . . A book you'll find hard to put down."--"Essence" "Butler's books are exceptional . . . She is a realist, writing the most detailed social criticism and creating some of the most fascinating female characters in the genre . . . real women caught in impossible situations."--Dorothy Allison, "Village Voice" "Butler's literary craftsmanship is superb."--"Washington Post Book World" "One of the most original, thought-provoking works examining race and identity."--Lynell George, "Los Angeles Times" This powerful novel about a modern black woman transported back in time to a slave plantation in the antebellum South is the perfect introduction to Butler's work and perspectives for those not usually enamored of science fiction. . .A harrowing, haunting story." --John Marshall, "Seattle Post-Intelligencer" "No other work of fantasy or science fiction writings brings the intimate environment of the antebellum South to life better than Octavia E. Butler's "Kindred."" --Kevin Weston, "San Francisco Chronicle" "A celebrated mainstay of college courses in women's studies and black literature and culture; some colleges require it as mandatory freshman reading." --Linell Smith, "The Baltimore Sun" ""Kindred" is as much a novel of psychological horror as it is a novel of science fiction. . .a work of art whose individual accomplishment defies c