Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2007
Duration: 12 hours 20 minutes
Fledgling, the late Octavia E. Butler’s final novel, 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, fifty-three-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. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of “otherness” and questions what it means to be truly human.
“Set in time periods ranging from the historical past to the distant future, Ms. Butler’s books were known for their controlled economy of language and for their strong, believable protagonists, many of them black women.”--New York Times, praise for the author