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Author: Octavia E Butler
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©1988.
Series: Beacon paperback, 786; Black women writers series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Dana, 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 across the years to save him. After this first summons, Dana is drawn back, again and again, to the plantation to protect Rufus and ensure that he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Science fiction
Time-travel fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Butler, Octavia E.
Kindred.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)555468097
Online version:
Butler, Octavia E.
Kindred.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)607917945
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Octavia E Butler
ISBN: 0807083054 9780807083055
OCLC Number: 17507408
Description: xxvii, 264 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction by Robert Crossley --
Prologue --
The river --
The fire --
The fall --
The fight --
The storm --
The rope --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Beacon paperback, 786; Black women writers series.
Responsibility: Octavia E. Butler ; with an introduction by Robert Crossley.

Abstract:

Dana, 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 across the years to save him. After this first summons, Dana is drawn back, again and again, to the plantation to protect Rufus and ensure that he will grow to manhood and father the daughter who will become Dana's ancestor. Yet each time Dana's sojourns become longer and more dangerous, until it is uncertain whether or not her life will end, long before it has even begun.
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