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Books at Bars: Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

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Feb 13 7:15PM - 8:45PM

The people have spoken! February's book is the science fiction classic: Kindred by Octavia E. Butler.

**Summary contains mild plot spoilers**

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 shes been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother.

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