Parable Of The Sower: A Novel

byOctavia E. ButlerIntroduction byGloria Steinem

February 28, 2017|
Parable Of The Sower: A Novel by Octavia E. Butler
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Parable of the Sower is the Butlerian odyssey of one woman who is twice as feeling in a world that has become doubly dehumanized. The time is 2025. The place is California, where small walled communities must protect themselves from hordes of desperate scavengers and roaming bands of people addicted to a drug that activates an orgasmic desire to burn, rape, and murder. When one small community is overrun, Lauren Olamina, an 18 year old black woman with the hereditary train of "hyperempathy"—which causes her to feel others’ pain as her own—sets off on foot along the dangerous coastal highways, moving north into the unknown.
A writer who darkly imagined the future we have destined for ourselves in book after book, and also one who has shown us the way toward improving on that dismal fate, OCTAVIA E. BUTLER (1947–2006) is recognized as among the bravest and smartest of contemporary fiction writers. A 1995 MacArthur Award winner, Bu...
Title:Parable Of The Sower: A Novel
Product dimensions:336 pages, 8.5 X 5.8 X 1.1 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 8.5 X 5.8 X 1.1 in
Published:February 28, 2017
Publisher:Seven Stories Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781609807191

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