by Octavia E. Butler
In 1976, Dana dreams of being a writer. In 1815, she is assumed a slave. When Dana first meets Rufus on a Maryland plantation, he's drowning. She saves his life - and it will happen again and again.
Neither of them understands his power to summon her whenever his life is threatened, nor the significance of the ties that bind them. And each time Dana saves him, the more aware she is that her own life might be over before it's even begun. This is the extraordinary story of two people bound by blood, separated by so much more than time.
"The marker you should judge all other time-travelling narratives by" - Guardian
"No novel I've read this year has felt as relevant, as gut-wrenching or as essential" - The Pool
"[Her] evocative, often troubling, novels explore far-reaching issues of race, sex, power and, ultimately, what it means to be human" - New York Times
Size: 199 x 128 x 20 (mm)
Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group