From the New York Times bestselling author of Parable of the Sower and MacArthur ΓÇ£GeniusΓÇ¥ Grant,Nebulaand Hugo award winner The visionary time-travel classic whose Black female hero is pulled through time to face the horrors of American slavery and explores the impacts of racismsexismand white supremacy then and now. ΓÇ£I lost an arm on my last trip home. My left arm.ΓÇ¥ DanaΓÇÖs torment begins when she suddenly vanishes on her 26th birthday from California1976and is dragged through time to antebellum Maryland to rescue a boy named Rufusheir to a slaveownerΓÇÖs plantation. She soon realizes the purpose of her summons to the past: protect Rufus to ensure his assault of her Black ancestor so that she may one day be born. As she endures the traumas of slavery and the soul-crushing normalization of savageryDana fights to keep her autonomy and return to the present. Blazing the trail for neo-slavery narratives like Colson WhiteheadΓÇÖs The Underground Railroad and Ta-Nehisi CoatesΓÇÖs The Water DancerButler takes one of speculative fictionΓÇÖs oldest tropes and infuses it with lasting depth and power. Dana not only experiences the cruelties of slavery on her skin but also grimly learns to accept it as a condition of her own existence in the present. ΓÇ£Where stories about American slavery are often gratuitousreducing its horror to explicit violence and brutalityKindred is controlled and preciseΓÇ¥ (New York Times). ΓÇ£Reading Octavia Butler taught me to dream bigand I think itΓÇÖs absolutely necessary that everybody have that freedom and that willingness to dream.ΓÇ¥ ΓÇöN. K. Jemisin Developed for television by writer/executive producer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Watchmen)executive producers also include Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields (The AmericansThe Patient)and Darren Aronofsky (The Whale). Janicza Bravo (Zola) is director and an executive producer of the pilot. Kindred stars Mallori JohnsonMicah StockRyan Kwantenand Gayle Rankin.
Octavia E. Butler
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