Title: Parable of the Sower
Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows, New York
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Boldly SIGNED By the Author on the Title Page.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. Unread. Boldly SIGNED and inscribed by this late, great author of the title page, " To _, Best wished." Nominated for the Nebula Award for the Best Novel, this is the odyssey of a woman, Lauren Olamina, who suffers from a hereditary trait called hyperempathy that causes her to feel the pain of others in the year 2035 in the midst of a scourge caused by a drug that causes violent behavior. Another excellent novel from the late author who passed away in 2006 and was the winner of the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant and the author of the highly acclaimed Patternist series. A touch of wear to spine ends and head of dj spine. Bookseller Inventory # 1002183
Synopsis: In California, in the year 2025, a small community is overrun by desperate scavengers, as an eighteen-year-old African-American woman sets off on foot on a perilous journey northward. By the author of Dawn.
Review: Octavia E. Butler, the grande dame of science fiction, writes extraordinary, inspirational stories of ordinary people. Parable of the Sower is a hopeful tale set in a dystopian future United States of walled cities, disease, fires, and madness. Lauren Olamina is an 18-year-old woman with hyperempathy syndrome--if she sees another in pain, she feels their pain as acutely as if it were real. When her relatively safe neighborhood enclave is inevitably destroyed, along with her family and dreams for the future, Lauren grabs a backpack full of supplies and begins a journey north. Along the way, she recruits fellow refugees to her embryonic faith, Earthseed, the prime tenet of which is that "God is change." This is a great book--simple and elegant, with enough message to make you think, but not so much that you feel preached to.
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