An African-American woman is transported from 1976 Los Angeles to the early 19th century slave-owning state of Maryland in Octavia E. Butler's most celebrated speculative fiction novel.
On her 26th 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.
And the longer Dana spends in 19th 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...
About the Author
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
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 10th June 2014
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1