Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower

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Synopsis

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). &;A stunner.&; &;Flea, musician and actor, TheWall Street Journal   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.   This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author&;s estate.  

Book Details

Publisher

Open Road Media

Released

Jul 24, 2012

Language

english

ISBN

9781453263617

Age Level

General Adult
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