Parable Of The Sower

January 1, 2000|
Parable Of The Sower by Octavia E. Butler
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This acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from an award-winning author "pairs well with1984orThe Handmaid''s Tale" and includes a foreword by N. K. Jemisin (John Green,New York Times).

When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day. Fifteen-year-old Lauren Olamina lives inside a gated community with her preacher father, family, and neighbors, sheltered from the surrounding anarchy. In a society where any vulnerability is a risk, she suffers from hyperempathy, a debilitating sensitivity to others'' emotions.

Precocious and clear-eyed, Lauren must make her voice heard in order to protect her loved ones from the imminent disasters her small community stubbornly ignores. But what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: the birth of a new faith . . . and a startling vision of human destiny.

OCTAVIA E. BUTLERwas a renowned writer who received a MacArthur "Genius" Grant and PEN West Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work. She was the author of several award-winning novels includingParable of the Sower,which was aNew York TimesNotable Book of the Year, and was acclaimed for her lean prose, strong protagonists, and s...
Title:Parable Of The Sower
Product dimensions:352 pages, 8 X 5.15 X 1.25 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 8 X 5.15 X 1.25 in
Published:January 1, 2000
Publisher:Grand Central Publishing
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780446675505

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