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Parable of the sower: a novel

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Parable books volume 1.
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This acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from an award-winning author "pairs well with 1984 or The 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.
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9781538732182
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9781980013952
9781609807191
Lexile measure:
710L
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subject_facetAction & Adventure -- Science Fiction
African Americans -- Fiction
Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic -- Science Fiction
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California, Southern -- Fiction
Downloadable audio books
Dystopian -- FICTION
Dystopias
Dystopias -- Fiction
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FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
Fiction
Science fiction
Twenty-first century -- Fiction
title_displayParable of the sower
title_fullParable of the Sower
Parable of the Sower [eBook] Butler, Octavia E.
Parable of the sower / Octavia E. Butler
Parable of the sower : a novel / Octavia E. Butler ; introduction by Gloria Steinem
Parable of the sower [electronic resource] / Octavia E. Butler
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