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Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2018
Butler's work is always captivating and astounding. Her heroes always face overwhelming ordeals that require them to defend themselves, and they do, always with deadly effectiveness but always ethically. She reminds me of the Talmudic dictum: "If a man comes to kill you, rise early and kill him first": This collection of three books shows that genius. She was a child prodigy, although not immediately recognized. Raised in Los Angeles by her mom a single black woman who did housework to support them. Like all prodigies she had to practice her craft for 10,000 hours to become a master. There is no short cut to this level of performance. Be aware that she was a tall, big-boned, black woman herself and you will find the most interesting and complex of her characters are large black women, around whom the story usually originates and evolves, as it does with Lilith, in this wonderful 3-novel collection.
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