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The Resource Parable of the sower, Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the sower, Octavia E. Butler

Label
Parable of the sower
Title
Parable of the sower
Statement of responsibility
Octavia E. Butler
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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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Butler, Octavia E
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.U827
LC item number
P37 2019
Literary form
fiction
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Jemisin, N. K.
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  • African Americans
  • Dystopias
  • California, Southern
  • FICTION / Dystopian
  • FICTION / African American / Women
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
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Label
Parable of the sower, Octavia E. Butler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1097664792
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 345 pages
Isbn
9781538732182
Lccn
bl2019011221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1097664792
Label
Parable of the sower, Octavia E. Butler
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1097664792
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 345 pages
Isbn
9781538732182
Lccn
bl2019011221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1097664792

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