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). *Includes reading group guide
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display_description Set thirty years in the future, a young woman suffering from hyperempathy, to feel others' pain as well as her own, makes a dangerous journey north from Southern California.
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subject_facet African Americans -- California, Southern -- Fiction, African Americans -- Fiction, Audiobooks, California -- Fiction, California, Southern -- Fiction, Science fiction, American, Twenty-first century -- Fiction
title_display Parable of the sower
title_full Parable of the Sower Parable Series, Book 1, Parable of the sower / Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the sower [sound recording] / Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the sower [sound recording] / by Octavia E. Butler
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topic_facet African Americans, Audiobooks, California, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Science fiction, American, Twenty-first century