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Dana, 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.

Customer Reviews

Great book

Had to read it for my Lit class and found it to be really interesting. The plot was something i hadn't seen before and it really was a good read. I do recommend people to read this book you'll enjoy it.


One of the best books I've ever read and I've read quite a few. I read this at the age of 16 and while it can be hard for some to follow it is definitely a must read with an unconventional yet interesting plot.

Must read!!

My daughter was required to read this for her college lit class. She told me a little about it and I decided to download it and read it. I am generally not one who just loves to read, but I could not stop reading this book. In fact, I read it in a little longer than 1 day. Every page I read drew me in and made me want to read another. Excellent story! I just finished it and now I am sad it's over! I want more!!

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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Published: Jul 20, 1997
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 264 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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