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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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The Nebula Award–winning author of Kindred presents a "gripping" dystopian novel about a woman fleeing Los Angeles as America spirals into chaos (The New York Times Book Review).
Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren's father, a preacher, and a handful of other citizens try to salvage what remains of a culture that has been destroyed by drugs, war, and chronic shortages of water, gasoline, and more. While her father tries to lead people on the righteous path, Lauren struggles with hyperempathy, a condition that makes her extraordinarily sensitive to the pain of others.

When fire destroys their compound, Lauren's family is killed and she is forced out into a world that is facing apocalypse. With a handful of other refugees, Lauren must make her way north to safety, along the way conceiving a revolutionary idea that may mean salvation for all mankind.

From a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship who has won multiple Nebula and Hugo Awards, this iconic novel is "a gripping tale of survival and a poignant account of growing up sane in a disintegrating world" (The New York Times Book Review).
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author's estate.

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subject_facet Action & Adventure -- Science Fiction, African Americans -- California, Southern -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic -- Science Fiction, Audiobooks (CD), California, Southern -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Dystopian -- FICTION, Electronic books, Science fiction. -- Audiobooks (CD), Twenty-first century -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
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 [sound recording] / by Octavia E. Butler
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topic_facet Action & Adventure, African Americans, Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, Audiobooks (CD), Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Twenty-first century