Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. ButlerParable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Talents

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Paperback | January 15, 2000

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Lauren Olamina's love is divided among her young daughter, her community, and the revelation that led Lauren to found a new faith that teaches "God Is Change". But in the wake of environmental and economic chaos, the U.S. government turns a blind eye to violent bigots who consider the mere existence of a black female leader a threat. And soon Lauren must either sacrifice her child and her followers -- or forsake the religion that can transform human destiny.
OCTAVIA E. BUTLER, often referred to as the "grand dame of science fiction," was the author of several award-winning novels including Parable of the Talents, winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel. Recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant and numerous literary awards, she has been acclaimed for her lean prose, strong prota...
Title:Parable of the TalentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1.12 inPublished:January 15, 2000Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0446675784

ISBN - 13:9780446675789


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like the Prophet Oscar Wilde Roughly: some of us may be standing in the gutter, but our eyes are on the stars... and by this not the token personalities of regnant plutocracy. Earth-seed, attend.
Date published: 2018-02-14

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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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