The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.
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.
I’ve always wanted to read Octavia Butler but somehow never got to her. Having Kindred as one of this month’s picks changed all that! I love that there are so many options for genres - as well as a mix of older books as well as new. I couldn’t put Kindred down! As always the presentation and delivery were outstanding.