Octavia E. Butler "Parable Of The Sower" Book (2020)
Details: Octavia E. Butler's "Parable Of The Sower," published by Grand Central Publishing (Earthseed Series Book). Features a new foreword by N.K. Jemisin. 344 pp, 9.8" l x 7" w x 1.1" h, 2020 edition. Light to medium shelf-wear, small tear on back cover. No remainder mark, but, this is a remainder book distributed by Microcosm (marked down from the original price).
Description: "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 hyper-empathy and 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."
"Brilliant, endlessly rich... pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale." - John Green, NYT
Author: "OCTAVIA E. BUTLER was a renowned African American author who received a MacArthur “Genius” Grant and PEN West Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work. Born in Pasadena in 1947, she was raised by her mother and her grandmother. She was the author of several award-winning novels including PARABLE OF THE SOWER (1993), which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and PARABLE OF THE TALENTS (1995) winner of the Nebula Award for the best science fiction novel published that year. She was acclaimed for her lean prose, strong protagonists, and social observations in stories that range from the distant past to the far future."