Fledgling

Fledgling

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A master storyteller, Butler casts an unflinching eye on racism, sexism, poverty, and ignorance and lets the reader see the terror and beauty of human nature. -- The Washington Post

This is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly unhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: She is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted-and still wants-to destroy her and those she cares for and how she can save herself.

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published: 01/01/2007
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.58lbs
Size: 8.04h x 6.34w x 0.83d
ISBN: 9780446696166

Review Citation(s):
Entertainment Weekly 01/19/2007 pg. 85
New York Times 01/07/2007 pg. 28
Romantic Times 01/01/2007 pg. 72 - Excellent

About the Author
OCTAVIA E. BUTLERwas a renowned writer who received a MacArthur Genius Grant and PEN West Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work. She was the author of several award-winning novels including Parable of the Sower, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and was acclaimed for her lean prose, strong protagonists, and social observations in stories that range from the distant past to the far future. Sales of her books have increased enormously since her death as the issues she addressed in her Afrofuturistic, feminist novels and short fiction have only become more relevant. She passed away on February 24, 2006