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Parable of the Sower: Book 1 The Parable Series (Paperback)

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Parable of the Sower is the Butlerian odyssey of one woman who is twice as feeling in a world that has become doubly dehumanized. The time is 2025. The place is California, where small walled communities must protect themselves from hordes of desperate scavengers and roaming bands of people addicted to a drug that activates an orgasmic desire to burn, rape, and murder. When one small community is overrun, Lauren Olamina, an 18 year old black woman with the hereditary train of "hyperempathy"—which causes her to feel others’ pain as her own—sets off on foot along the dangerous coastal highways, moving north into the unknown.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Sarah C.
Must-read, relatable dystopian fiction

This entry into the world of Earthseed is a must read in the genre of dystopian fiction. The characters and what they experience are relatable, and it's easy to find yourself invested in what happens to this unlikely group of travelers. Octavia E. Butler does a fabulous job of taking the social and ecological issues of our own world and laying bare the horrors to come from them if no one stands up to challenge them.

Tara Krugel
Great bookstore

I’m excited to read my new books, and loved that they arrived in compostable packaging.

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