Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Author Octavia E. Butler
ISBN-10 141970947X
ISBN-13 9781419709470
Year 2017-01-10
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Harry N. Abrams
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Instant 1 New York Times Bestseller Octavia E Butlers bestselling literary science fiction masterpiece Kindred now in graphic novel format More than 35 years after its release Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States and its complex and lasting impact on the present day Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings this graphic novel powerfully renders Butlers mysterious and moving story which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century Butlers most celebrated critically acclaimed work tells the story of Dana a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the preCivil War South As she time travels between worlds one in which she is a free woman and one where she is part of her own complicated familial history on a southern plantation she becomes frighteningly entangled in the lives of Rufus a conflicted white slaveholder and one of Danas own ancestors and the many people who are enslaved by him Held up as an essential work in feminist science fiction and fantasy genres and a cornerstone of the Afrofuturism movement there are over 500 000 copies of Kindred in print The intersectionality of race history and the treatment of women addressed within the original work remain critical topics in contemporary dialogue both in the classroom and in the public sphere Frightening compelling and richly imagined Kindred offers an unflinching look at our complicated social history transformed by the graphic novel format into a visually stunning work for a new generation of readers

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Kindred

Kindred Author Octavia E. Butler
ISBN-10 9781472214829
Release 2014-03-27
Pages 300