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Parable of the Sower

A powerful tale of a dark and dystopian future

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
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Poverty and unspeakable violence has become the norm as civilization breaks down in California. Orphaned by the mayhem, Lauren Olamina begins a perilous journey towards a solution and a new way to live. Parable of the Sower is the powerful and vivid tale from 'grand dame of science fiction' and the multi-award-winning author Octavia E. Butler, sure to enthral fans of Naomi Alderman's The Power and Colson Whitehead.

'Gripping... poignant... succeeds on multiple levels' New York Times

When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social breakdown, no one is safe.

In a night of fire and death, Lauren Olamina, the young daughter of a minister, loses her family and home and ventures out from their ravaged gated community into the unprotected American landscape.

But what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny ... and the birth of a new faith.

What readers are saying about PARABLE OF THE SOWER:

'One of the best post-apocalyptic books ever written'

'A masterpiece by a matchless artist. Butler is simply sublime, and PARABLE OF THE SOWER exemplifies why this is so'

'A story about survival, friendship and faith. It has struck me in a way that a lot of books have not'

Headline; March 2014
300 pages; ISBN 9781472214775
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Title: Parable of the Sower
Author: Octavia E. Butler
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