parable of the sower

Author(s): Octavia E. Butler

Science Fiction / Fantasy

Parable of the Sower is a dystopian classic of terror and hope-the story of an African American teenage girl trying to survive in an all-too-real future-from the "grand dame" of science fiction, Octavia E. Butler.

When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death, Lauren Olamina, an empath and the daughter of a minister, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny...and the birth of a new faith, as Lauren becomes a prophet carrying the hope of a new world and a revoltionary idea christened "Earthseed."

Chilling and thought-provoking for adult and young adult readers alike, ..".there isn't a page in this vivid and frightening story that fails to grip the reader" (San Jose Mercury News).

*Includes reading group guide


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General Fields

  • : 9781609807191
  • : Seven Stories Press
  • : Seven Stories Press
  • : February 2017
  • : 1.08 Inches X 5.81 Inches X 8.52 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Octavia E. Butler
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 813.5/4
  • : 304