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Parable of the sower

Author: Octavia E Butler; N K Jemisin
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2019. ©1993
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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In 2025 California, an eighteen-year-old African American woman, suffering from a hereditary trait that causes her to feel others' pain as well as her own, flees northward from her small community and its desperate savages.
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Genre/Form: Dystopias
Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Octavia E Butler; N K Jemisin
ISBN: 9781538732182 1538732181
OCLC Number: 1097664792
Notes: First Grand Central Publishing edition, 2000 ; reissued 2019. Original copyright, ©1993.
"With a new foreword from award-winning author N.K. Jemison"--Cover.
Includes reading group guide.
Description: xii, 345 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Octavia E. Butler.

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In 2025 California, an eighteen-year-old African American woman, suffering from a hereditary trait that causes her to feel others' pain as well as her own, flees northward from her small community and its desperate savages.

When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day. Fifteen-year-old Lauren Olamina lives inside a gated community with her preacher father, family, and neighbors, sheltered from the surrounding anarchy. In a society where any vulnerability is a risk, she suffers from hyperempathy, a debilitating sensitivity to others' emotions. Precocious and clear-eyed, Lauren must make her voice heard in order to protect her loved ones from the imminent disasters her small community stubbornly ignores. But what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: the birth of a new faith ... and a startling vision of human destiny.

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