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ISBN-10: 1538732181
ISBN-13: 9781538732182
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publish Date: 04/30/2019
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.20" W, 1.10" H

Parable of the Sower

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Overview

This acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from an award-winning author pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid’s Tale and includes a foreword by N. K. Jemisin (John Green, New York Times).

When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day. Fifteen-year-old Lauren Olamina lives inside a gated community with her preacher father, family, and neighbors, sheltered from the surrounding anarchy. In a society where any vulnerability is a risk, she suffers from hyperempathy, a debilitating sensitivity to others’ emotions.

Precocious and clear-eyed, Lauren must make her voice heard in order to protect her loved ones from the imminent disasters her small community stubbornly ignores. But what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: the birth of a new faith . . . and a startling vision of human destiny.

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Butler felt to me like a lighthouse blinking from an island of understanding way out at sea. I had no idea how to get there, but I knew she had found something life-saving. She had found a form of resistance. Butler and other writers like Ursula Le Guin, Toni Morrison and Margaret Atwood...used the tenets of genre to reveal the injustices of the present and imagine our evolution.–Brit Marling, New York Times
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Details

ISBN-10: 1538732181
ISBN-13: 9781538732182
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publish Date: 04/30/2019
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.20" W, 1.10" H
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