Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Parable of the talents : a novel /

by Butler, Octavia E.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, c1998Edition: A Seven Stories Press 1st ed.Description: 365 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1888363819 :.Title notes: c.1 $24.95 12-98$24.95 4/3/2006Subject(s): Twenty-first century -- Fiction | Science fiction
List(s) this item appears in: Black History Month Awards: Click to open in new window
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Home library Collection Shelving location Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books Books Altadena Main Library
Adult Collection Adult Science Fiction SF BUT (Browse shelf) Available 39270002950214

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Lauren 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.

Sequel to: Parable of the sower.

c.1 $24.95 12-98

$24.95 4/3/2006

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

In this brilliant sequel to Parable of the Sower (LJ 10/15/93), Nebula and Hugo Award winner Butler continues the compelling story of Lauren Olamina, chronicling her struggle for survival in a socially and economically depressed California in the 2030s. Lauren has founded a quiet community called Acorn, where she teaches people about Earthseed, her belief that God is simply another name for Change. Her community of believers is threatened, however, by the election of an ultraconservative president opposed to any religion not his own. Among his followers are fanatical terrorists who will stop at nothing to destroy what Lauren has built, including forcibly separating parents from their children. Butler tells this story through Lauren's journal entries, her poetry, and commentary from her daughter. Powerful, moving, and beautifully written, this book belongs in every library.‘Laurel Bliss, New Haven, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Novelist Select