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Parable of the talents / Octavia E. Butler.

Butler, Octavia E., (author.).


Originally published in 1998, this shockingly 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. -- Provided by publisher.
Laura Olamina's daughter, Larkin, describes the broken and alienated world of 2032, as war racks the North American continent and an ultra-conservative religious crusader becomes president.

Record details

  • ISBN: 153873219X
  • ISBN: 9781538732199
  • 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.
FICTION / Dystopian.
FICTION / African American / General.
FICTION / Women.
African American women.
Twenty-first century.
Young women.
Genre: Dystopian fiction.
Political fiction.
Political fiction.
Science fiction.
Dystopian fiction.
Science fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library. (Show)
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library F BUTLER EARTHSEED V.2 (Text) 000162299 Fiction Available -

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