Cover of: Parable of the sower | Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the sower

A Four Walls Eight Windows 1st ed.

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Published by Four Walls Eight Windows in New York .
Written in English

About the Book

In 2025, with the world descending into madness and anarchy, one woman begins a fateful journey toward a better future.

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, disease, war, and chronic water shortages. 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 fraught with danger. 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.

Edition Notes

Sequel: Parable of the talents.

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3552.U827 P37 1993

The Physical Object

Pagination
299 p. ;
Number of pages
299

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1400894M
Internet Archive
parableofsower00butl_0
ISBN 10
0941423999
LC Control Number
93008703
Library Thing
20292
Goodreads
543225

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