Parable of the Sower, A Novel (SIGNED)

Butler, Octavie E.

Published by Four Walls Eight Windows, 1993
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Jacket in new mylar protector. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: "To Susan, Best Wishes, Octavia E. Butler" Small and light spot on top edge of text block. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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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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Title: Parable of the Sower, A Novel (SIGNED)
Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Hard Cover with Dustjacket
Book Condition: Fine-
Edition: First Edition, Second Printing.

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