The Prologue of Kindred begins with an allusion to events that occur within the interior of the novel, which commences in the form of flashbacks continuing from the starting point of the Prologue. The novel's opening lines depart from the frame of the Prologue and lead into the flashback with:
The trouble began long before June 9, 1976, when I became aware of it, but June 9 is that day I remember. It was my twenty-sixth birthday. It was also the day I met Rufus.
There is also an allusion in the Epilogue to the Emancipation...
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