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Parable of the talents

Butler, Octavia E. (author.).

Summary: Originally published in 1998, this prescient novel's timely message of hope and resistance in the face of fanaticism is more relevant than ever. In 2032, Lauren Olamina has survived the destruction of her home and family, and realized her vision of a peaceful community in northern California based on her newly founded faith, Earthseed. The fledgling community provides refuge for outcasts facing persecution after the election of an ultra-conservative president who vows to "make America great again." In an increasingly divided and dangerous nation, Lauren's subversive colony -- a minority religious faction led by a young Black woman--becomes a target for President Jarret's reign of terror and oppression. Years later, Asha Vere reads the journals of a mother she never knew, Lauren Olamina. As she searches for answers about her own past, she also struggles to reconcile with the legacy of a mother caught between her duty to her chosen family and her calling to lead humankind into a better future. --From publisher description.

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  • ISBN: 9781538732199 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 153873219X (paperback)
  • Physical Description: xv, 423 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First Grand Central Publishing edition, reissued.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This Grand Central Publishing edition is published by arrangement with Seven Stories Press."--Title page verso.
Nebula Award for best novel: 1999.
Sequel to Parable of the Sower.
Includes "A conversation with Octavia E. Butler" and Reading Group Guide questions (pages 409-423).
Awards Note:
Nebula Award for best novel, 1999.
Subject: Young women Fiction
Twenty-first century Fiction
African American women Fiction
Mothers and daughters Fiction
Jeunes femmes Romans, nouvelles, etc
Vingt et unième siècle Romans, nouvelles, etc
Noires américaines Romans, nouvelles, etc
Mères et filles Romans, nouvelles, etc
FICTION / Dystopian
FICTION / African American / General
Mothers and daughters
African American women
Twenty-first century
Young women
Genre: Science fiction.
Dystopian fiction.
Political fiction.
Science fiction.
Science fiction.
Political fiction.
Dystopian fiction.
Political fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at State Library of Alabama.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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