Parable of the Sower: Book 2 The Parable Series by Octavia E. Butler
Parable of the Talents celebrates the classic Butlerian themes of alienation and transcendence, violence and spirituality, slavery and freedom, separation and community, to astonishing effect, in the shockingly familiar, broken world of 2032. Long awaited, Parable of the Talents is the continuation of the travails of Lauren Olamina, the heroine of 1994's Nebula-Prize finalist, bestselling Parable of the Sower. Parable of the Talents is told in the voice of Lauren Olamina's daughter—from whom she has been separated for most of the girl's life—with sections in the form of Lauren's journal. Against a background of a war-torn continent, and with a far-right religious crusader in the office of the U.S. presidency, this is a book about a society whose very fabric has been torn asunder, and where the basic physical and emotional needs of people seem almost impossible to meet.
Introduction by the multi-talented Toshi Reagon!!!
Love Octavia Butler. Getting this hardcover in the mail was like the Christmas gift I didn't know I needed. This book was wrapped well and the bookmark and note was a nice touch. Thank you so much.
Everyone should read this novel. It can be seen as a cautionary tale of how not to neglect one's talent or one's loved ones. Funny how 2030 seemed so far away but now it's not. Funny how her words are so relevant long after she wrote this novel. She was truly one of the talented tenth.