Kindred

Recorded Books

Narrated by Kim Staunton

10 hr 55 min
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The first science fiction written by a Black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of Black American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity. Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes the challenge she's been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother. Author Octavia E. Butler skillfully juxtaposes the serious issues of slavery, human rights, and racial prejudice with an exciting science fiction, romance, and historical adventure. Kim Staunton's narrative talent magically transforms the listener's earphones into an audio time machine.
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Publisher
Recorded Books
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Published on
May 2, 2008
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Duration
10h 55m 2s
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ISBN
9781436116961
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / African American / Women
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Social Science / Slavery
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Eligible for Family Library

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