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Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower
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  • Author:Octavia E. Butler
  • Publisher:Grand Central Publishing
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $15.00
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  • Seller:indoobestsellers
  • Sales Rank:12,085
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Updated
  • Pages:352
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0
  • Dimensions (in):0.9 x 5.2 x 7.8
  • Publication Date:January 1, 2000
  • ISBN:0446675504
  • EAN:9780446675505
  • ASIN:0446675504
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Synopsis
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, a minister's young daughter, 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.
Amazon.com Review
Octavia E. Butler, the grande dame of science fiction, writes extraordinary, inspirational stories of ordinary people. Parable of the Sower is a hopeful tale set in a dystopian future United States of walled cities, disease, fires, and madness. Lauren Olamina is an 18-year-old woman with hyperempathy syndrome--if she sees another in pain, she feels their pain as acutely as if it were real. When her relatively safe neighborhood enclave is inevitably destroyed, along with her family and dreams for the future, Lauren grabs a backpack full of supplies and begins a journey north. Along the way, she recruits fellow refugees to her embryonic faith, Earthseed, the prime tenet of which is that "God is change." This is a great book--simple and elegant, with enough message to make you think, but not so much that you feel preached to.

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