2014.7.26 【英译中】Kindred 宗族 (3) 353字

塔檐 (狗狗或者钱钱君) 路人甲
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Kindred
宗族
by Octavia E. Butler
生活在现代美国的25岁黑人女主角,不幸时空穿越去到100年前黑奴时期的美国南部庄园,伦为女奴的经典惊悚科幻小说 。该作家是一名黑人女作家。该作品可以说是一部穿越剧。吼吼。

With more than 100,000 copies in print, Kindred is a classic time travel novel by an acclaimed African-American science fiction writer.

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Prologue

序言

I closed my eyes again remembering the way I had been hurt — remembering the pain. 我再次闭上眼睛回忆起我受伤的情景——忆起锥心之痛。
“Are you all right?” Kevin asked. 凯文问:“你还好吗?”
“Yes. Tell me what you told the police.” “还好。告诉我你跟警察说了什么。”
“The truth.” He toyed with my hand for a moment silently. I looked at him, found him watching me. “事实。”他玩弄着我的手,沉默了片刻。我看着他,发现他正看着我。
“If you told those deputies the truth,” I said softly, “you’d still be locked up—in a mental hospital.” “如果你告诉那些代表们事实,”我轻声说,“你现在会被关在神经病院里。”
He smiled. “I told as much of the truth as I could. I said I was in the bedroom when I heard you scream. I ran to the living room to see what was wrong, and I found you struggling to free your arm from what seemed to be a hole in the wall. I went to help you. That was when I realized your arm wasn’t just stuck, but that, somehow, it had been crushed right into the wall.” 他笑了。“我尽可能说我知道的真相。我说我听到你的尖叫声时人在卧室。我跑到会客厅看到底出了什么事情,然后我就发现你奋力把你的手臂从墙上一个看似是洞的地方抽离出来。我跑过去帮助你。那时候我才意识到你的手臂不是被卡住了,但是不知怎的,已经碎在墙里。”
“Not exactly crushed.” “不是碎。”
“I know. But that seemed to be a good word to use on them—to show my ignorance. It wasn’t all that inaccurate either. Then they wanted me to tell them how such a thing could happen. I said I didn’t know … kept telling them I didn’t know. And heaven help me, Dana, I don’t know.” “我知道。但是这似乎是个不错的词用来形容它——是我无知。它也不是准确。然后他们想要我告诉他们这样的事情是怎么发生的。我说我也不知道•••一直说我不知道。上帝保佑我,丹娜,我真的不知道。”
“Neither do I,” I whispered. “Neither do I.” “我也是。”我低语。“我也是。”


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