Kindred: The ground-breaking masterpiece

Octavia E Butler

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group

Published: 27-03-2014

£8.99

A modern black woman is transported to 19th-century Maryland, where she faces the cruel realities of slavery. Kindred, Octavia E. Butler’s masterpiece, is an essential read and ‘a shattering work of art’ (Los Angeles Herald-Examiner).


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SKU: 9781472214812

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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.

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Weight 0.247 kg
Dimensions 21 × 133 × 197 mm
Page Count 304