Kindred

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 to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time

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 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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Belinda says:

Using time travel as a flashback device, Butler got … Using time travel as a flashback device, Butler got her protagonist to explore the past – slavery during the 1800s in the antebellum South – in the hopes of changing certain events to safeguard her lineage. While this is an interesting concept and a worthy theme, Butler’s dialogue-heavy style caused the writing to be stilted thanks to an inane discourse between flat characters.

Sylvia W. Norton says:

All should read this I normally do not read books that go from present to past and. Back and forth. Certainly am glad I read this one. Well written, great story flow. Very interesting.

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