Parable Of The Sower

Paperback | January 15, 2000

byOctavia E. Butler

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When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister's young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny... and the birth of a new faith.

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Lauren Olamina has always thought of herself as a very average human being. She is, until all hell breaks loose in the city, and she loses her family and home to the ravages of fire. Fearing for her own life, Lauren takes refuge in the countryside, away from the urban centre’s social unrest. Something happens out here too — something i...

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When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister's young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight for survival soon leads to something much ...

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When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister's young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight for survival soon leads to something much ...

Octavia E. Butler was the first black woman to come to international prominence as a science fiction writer. Incorporating powerful, spare language and rich, well-developed characters, her work tackled race, gender, religion, poverty, power, politics, and science in a way that touched readers of all backgrounds. Butler was a towering f...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1 inPublished:January 15, 2000Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0446675504

ISBN - 13:9780446675505

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Lauren Olamina has always thought of herself as a very average human being. She is, until all hell breaks loose in the city, and she loses her family and home to the ravages of fire. Fearing for her own life, Lauren takes refuge in the countryside, away from the urban centre’s social unrest. Something happens out here too — something inexplicable, beautiful and spiritual. Time passes, and Lauren returns to the city. She becomes a mother and continues to share her newfound faith with others around her. Unfortunately, civil chaos and bigotry are knocking at her door, and she finds herself having to choose between a religion promising to save the world and her precious little girl in Octavia E. Butler’s Parable to the Sower.

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