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Parable of the sower: Parable Series, Book 1

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Parable of the Sower is a dystopian classic of terror and hope-the story of an African American teenage girl trying to survive in an all-too-real future-from the "grand dame" of science fiction, Octavia E. Butler. 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, an empath and the daughter of a minister, 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, as Lauren becomes a prophet carrying the hope of a new world and a revoltionary idea christened "Earthseed". Chilling and thought-provoking for adult and young adult readers alike, "...there isn't a page in this vivid and frightening story that fails to grip the reader" (San Jose Mercury News).
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series Earthseed, Parable, Parable books
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subject_facet Action & Adventure -- Science Fiction, African American women -- Fiction, African Americans -- California, Southern -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic -- Science Fiction, Audiobooks (CD), California -- Fiction, California, Southern -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Dystopian -- FICTION, Electronic books, Regression (Civilization) -- Fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction. -- Audiobooks (CD), Twenty-first century -- Fiction, Twenty-first century -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Young women -- Fiction
title_display Parable of the sower
title_full Parable of the Sower Parable Series, Book 1, Parable of the Sower [electronic resource] Butler, Octavia E.., Parable of the sower / Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the sower [sound recording] / by Octavia E. Butler
title_short Parable of the sower
title_sub Parable Series, Book 1
topic_facet Action & Adventure, African American women, African Americans, Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, Audiobooks (CD), Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Regression (Civilization), Science Fiction, Twenty-first century, Young women