The 2005 novel Fledgling was the final book written by Octavia E. Butler before her sudden death. The standalone is a vampire novel unlike any other, and centers around Shori, a 53-year-old member of the Ina species. The Ina and humans have a relationship that's both mutually beneficial and violent, and Shori—who resembles a ten-year-old Black girl—is an enigma to herself, and to the humans whose blood she craves.
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About the book:
"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.
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