Kindred is Hugo and Nebula Award winner Octavia E. Butler's 1979 masterpiece. An essential read which explores themes of racial and gender identity with insight and originality, for fans of the Hulu TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. 'A shattering work of art' Los Angeles Herald-Examiner On her twenty-sixth birthday, Dana and her husband are moving into their apartment when she starts to feel dizzy. She falls to her knees, nauseous. Then the world falls away.She finds herself at the edge of a green wood by a vast river. A child is screaming. Wading into the water, she pulls him to safety, only to find herself face to face with a very old looking rifle, in the hands of the boy's father. She's terrified. The next thing she knows she's back in her apartment, soaking wet. It's the most terrifying experience of her life ... until it happens again.The longer Dana spends in nineteenth century Maryland - a very dangerous place for a black woman - the more aware she is that her life might be over before it's even begun.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 128 x 198 x 24mm | 140g
- 27 Mar 2014
- Headline Publishing Group
- Headline Book Publishing
- London, United Kingdom
About Octavia E. Butler
Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006) was the author of numerous ground-breaking novels, including Kindred, Wild Seed, and Parable of the Sower. Recipient of the Locus, Hugo and Nebula awards, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship 'Genius Grant'.
The immediate effect of reading Octavia Butler's Kindred is to make every other time travel book in the world look as if it's wimping out * Tor.com * One cannot finish Kindred without feeling changed. It is a shattering work of art * Los Angeles Herald-Examiner * One of the most original, thought-provoking works examining race and identity * Los Angeles Times * Kindred is that rare magical artifact ... the novel one returns to, again and again -- Harlan Ellison, muti-award-winning author
Kindred is that rare magical artifact ... the novel one returns to, again and again Harlan Ellison, muti-award-winning author