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Octavia E. Butler's Kindred

by Duffy, Damian,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 19 Libraries 20 of 24 copies
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CLP - Woods Run Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL Butler
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Graphic Novels GN But
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Adult Graphic Novels GN KIN
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Millvale Community Library Graphic Novels GRN KIN
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Graphic Novels G-FICTION DUFFY Damian
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Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YA GRAPHIC DUFFY
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YA BU Graphic Novel
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Graphic Books GRAPHIC BUTLER Octavia
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Western Allegheny Community Library Graphic Novel GN BUTLER
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Graphic Novel CHECKED OUT
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Graphic Novel CHECKED OUT
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Summary
#1 New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium

Octavia E. Butler's 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 Butler's mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century.

Butler's 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 pre-Civil 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 Dana's own ancestors, and the many people who are enslaved by him.

Held up as an essential work in feminist, science-fiction, and fantasy genres, as well as a cornerstone of the Afrofuturism movement, the intersectionality of race, history, and the treatment of women addressed in the book still 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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The grande dame of sci-fi's 1979 novel is still widely, deservedly popular, and this graphic adaptation will lure in even more readers. Dana is a 1970s black woman repeatedly and involuntarily whisked back in time to a nineteenth-century plantation, where she becomes embroiled in the lives of the people enslaved there, risking everything by educating their children, even as she forms an uneasy and dangerous relationship with her own white ancestor. This adoring adaptation is dense enough to fully immerse readers in the perspective of a modern woman plunged into the thick of a culture where people are dehumanized by the act of dehumanizing others. It also preserves the vivid characterizations of the time traveler, her husband, and the enslaved people and the slaveholders, making the fantastical device that sets the story in motion a springboard for deeply humane insights. The heavily shaded, thick-lined, and rough-edged art lends a grimness appropriate to a life of jagged brutality and fearful uncertainty. Both a rewarding way to reexperience the tale and an accessible way to discover it.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Dana, an African-American woman in the 1970s, is thrust backward in time to a 19th-century Maryland plantation. Over many visits to the past, she realizes that the spoiled son of the plantation owner is her ancestor, destined to father children with a slave, and she must protect his life to ensure her own existence. Butler's celebrated 1979 novel, here adapted into a graphic novel, starts with a gripping idea and builds skillfully, as both Dana and her white husband in the present are warped by slavery and become complicit in its evil. This graphic novel recaps the classic source material faithfully without adding much to justify the adaptation, although it may find some new readers. The blocky artwork lacks the subtlety to evoke the complexity of the novel or the vividness of its historical settings (in addition to the antebellum South, the adaptation preserves the 1970s setting of the "present-day" sections). It's an effective recap, clearly produced with great love and respect, but the book remains the gold standard. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects African American women -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Slaveholders -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Time travel -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Slavery -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Slaves -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Southern States -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Science fiction comics.
Graphic novel adaptations.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :2017
Other Titles Kindred.
Kindred :
Kindred
Contributors Butler, Octavia E. Kindred.
Jennings, John, 1970- artist.
Language English
Notes "Based on the novel Kindred by Octavia E. Butler"--Title page verso.
Description 240 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 9781419709470
141970947X
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