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Parable of the talents : a novel

Author: Octavia E Butler
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, [1998] ©1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : A Seven Stories Press first editionView all editions and formats
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A Christian fundamentalist group kidnaps children to raise them in Christian homes in this tale of religious intolerance in a future America. The story is told by a woman at the receiving end of their zeal, the founder of a religion which they consider heathen. By the author of Parable of the Sower.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Political fiction
Science fiction
Science Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Octavia E Butler
ISBN: 1888363819 9781888363814 9781609807207 1609807200 0446610380 9780446610384 0446675784 9780446675789
OCLC Number: 39478160
Notes: Sequel to: Parable of the sower.
Awards: Short-listed for Arthur C Clarke Award 2001
Description: 365 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Octavia E. Butler.

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A Christian fundamentalist group kidnaps children to raise them in Christian homes in this tale of religious intolerance in a future America. The story is told by a woman at the receiving end of their zeal, the founder of a religion which they consider heathen. By the author of Parable of the Sower.

"Parable of the Talents celebrates the classic Butlerian themes of alienation and transcendence, violence and spirituality, slavery and freedom, separation and community, to astonishing effect, in the shockingly familiar, broken world of 2032. Long awaited, Parable of the Talents is the continuation of the travails of Lauren Olamina, the heroine of 1994's Nebula-Prize finalist, bestselling Parable of the Sower. Parable of the Talents is told in the voice of Lauren Olamina's daughter--from whom she has been separated for most of the girl's life--with sections in the form of Lauren's journal. Against a background of a war-torn continent, and with a far-right religious crusader in the office of the U.S. presidency, this is a book about a society whose very fabric has been torn asunder, and where the basic physical and emotional needs of people seem almost impossible to meet."--Amazon

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