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  • Edition: 25th
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2/1/2004
  • Publisher: Beacon Press

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A whole new look for the classic novel that has sold over 450,000 copiesDana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

Author Biography

Octavia E. Butler is author of many novels, including Adulthood Rites and The Parable of the Sower. She is the winner of the Nebula Award and twice winner of the Hugo Award.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. 9
The Riverp. 12
The Firep. 18
The Fallp. 52
The Fightp. 108
The Stormp. 189
The Ropep. 240
Epiloguep. 262
Reader's Guidep. 265
Critical Essayp. 265
Discussion Questionsp. 285
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