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Parable of the Sower

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  • Parable of the Sower (Aspect) – Mass-market paperback (1995)
    by Octavia E Butler

    Parable of the Sower

    Mass-market paperback, Aspect
    1995
    English
    304 pages

    ISBN: 0446601977
    ISBN-13: 9780446601979

    Parable of the Sower is the odyssey of one woman who is twice as feeling in a world that has become doubly dehumanized. The time is 2025. The place is California, where small walled communities must protect themselves from hordes of desperate scavengers and roaming bands of "Paints, " people addicted to a drug that activates an orgasmic desire to burn, rape and murder. When one small community is overrun, Lauren Olamina, an 18 year old black woman, sets off on foot, moving north along the dangerous coastal highways. She is ... Show more

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Reviews of Parable of the Sower

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wordnerd
by wordnerd on Nov 6, 2008

Since I have become interested in Climate change and the crises that are occuring on our planet, someone recommended this book to me. They were not wrong. I loved the book. It gave me a lot of insights about where we are headed - hopefully not to the possible situation in this book - but still the ... More

leycec

The Long Emergency Is Here

by leycec on May 11, 2007

Stupendous. As the world cycles down into James Kunstler's "The Long Emergency," it will--I'm heartily convinced--evince the peak-oil-made-manifest, climate-change-made-unmanagable world of Octavia E. Butler's "The Parable of the Sower." This world is not far removed from our own. A pin-prick here; a ... More

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