Parable of the Talents (Paperback)

By Octavia E. Butler

Grand Central Publishing, 9780446675789, 464pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2000

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/20/2019)
Hardcover (2/28/2017)
Mass Market Paperback (11/1/2001)
Hardcover (11/3/1998)

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"Enthralling...compelling and truly original." - Denver Post

Lauren Olamina's love is divided among her young daughter, her community, and the revelation that led Lauren to found a new faith that teaches "God Is Change". But in the wake of environmental and economic chaos, the U.S. government turns a blind eye to violent bigots who consider the mere existence of a black female leader a threat. And soon Lauren must either sacrifice her child and her followers -- or forsake the religion that can transform human destiny.

About the Author

OCTAVIA E. BUTLER was a renowned African-American writer who received a MacArthur "Genius" Grant and PEN West Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work. She was the author of several award-winning novels including Parable of the Talents, which won the Nebula for Best Novel. Acclaimed for her lean prose, strong protagonists, and social observations in stories that range from the distant past to the far future, sales of her books have increased enormously since her death as the issues she addressed in her Afrofuturistic, feminist novels and short fiction have only become more relevant. She passed away on February 24, 2006.