Parable of the Sower

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Parable of the Sower

By Octavia E. Butler

Grand Central Publishing, Paperback, 9780446675505, 352pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2000


When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister's young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny... and the birth of a new faith.

About the Author
Octavia E. Butler (1947 2006) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer, one of very few African American women in the field. She won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards and was the first science fiction writer ever to receive the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant in 1995.