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By: Butler, Octavia E.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2008], c1979Description: 264 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780807083109; 0807083100.Subject(s): African American women -- Fiction | Slaveholders -- Fiction | Time travel -- Fiction | Slavery -- Fiction | Slaves -- Fiction | Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction | Southern States -- Fiction | African American women | Slaveholders | Slavery | Slaves | Time travel | California -- Los Angeles | Southern StatesGenre/Form: Psychological fiction. | Science fiction. | Fiction. | Psychological fiction.Summary: Octavia Butler makes Faulkner?s aphorism about the past not being past literal in this tale of a modern black woman, Dana, who is drawn unwittingly back through time to the Antebellum South to interact with her ancestors. Dana is pulled back and forth between past and present, each stay in the slave quarters lasting longer and becoming more dangerous, and as the tension and brutality rises she struggles to understand the connections that are drawing her back in order to escape. Originally written in the ?70s, Butler?s portrayal of the ways that the injustices of the past are woven intimately into the fabric of our present ? and our inability to move forward until we gain an understanding of that ? rings truer than ever.
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Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1979.

Octavia Butler makes Faulkner?s aphorism about the past not being past literal in this tale of a modern black woman, Dana, who is drawn unwittingly back through time to the Antebellum South to interact with her ancestors. Dana is pulled back and forth between past and present, each stay in the slave quarters lasting longer and becoming more dangerous, and as the tension and brutality rises she struggles to understand the connections that are drawing her back in order to escape. Originally written in the ?70s, Butler?s portrayal of the ways that the injustices of the past are woven intimately into the fabric of our present ? and our inability to move forward until we gain an understanding of that ? rings truer than ever.

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