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Fledgling

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Narrated by Tracey Leigh

Fledgling, the late Octavia E. Butler’s final novel, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human 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. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of “otherness” and questions what it means to be truly human.

“Set in a remote area north of Seattle, this enticingly revealed Nebula Award winner is well narrated by Tracey Leigh and is highly recommended for audio collections.” –Library Journal

“Readers who believe that the science fiction genre boasts no quality literature need look no further than Butler for proof to the contrary. Tracey Leigh turns in a performance worthy of the material, which is no small feat, as the main character is an amnesiac 53-year-old female vampire in the body of an 11-year-old.” –Audiofile

“The late Octavia E. Butler’s groundbreaking last novel is the tale of a genetically altered vampire in which the author uses the conventions of speculative fiction to explore themes of racism and sexism. Tracey Leigh skillfully performs the role of a juvenile yet 53-year-old vampire in her narration.” –Black Issues Book Review