Parable of the Sower - Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Sower

By Octavia E. Butler

  • Release Date: 2012-07-24
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 125 Ratings

Description

The Nebula Award–winning author of Kindred presents a “gripping” dystopian novel about a woman fleeing Los Angeles as America spirals into chaos (The New York Times Book Review).

Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren’s father, a preacher, and a handful of other citizens try to salvage what remains of a culture that has been destroyed by drugs, war, and chronic shortages of water, gasoline, and more. While her father tries to lead people on the righteous path, Lauren struggles with hyperempathy, a condition that makes her extraordinarily sensitive to the pain of others.
 
When fire destroys their compound, Lauren’s family is killed and she is forced out into a world that is facing apocalypse. With a handful of other refugees, Lauren must make her way north to safety, along the way conceiving a revolutionary idea that may mean salvation for all mankind.
 
From a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship who has won multiple Nebula and Hugo Awards, this iconic novel is “a gripping tale of survival and a poignant account of growing up sane in a disintegrating world” (The New York Times Book Review).

 This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Reviews

  • A must read for intellectuals and anyone who wants to understand humanity

    5
    By Cat Dinas
    I'm really at a lost for words, this book the writing, the character development and story felt so real. I was afraid to read at times because the world she write about is shaping into what I see today. Always changing...