Parable of the talents : a novel / Octavia E. Butler.

Author
Butler, Octavia E. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
A Seven Stories Press first edition.
Published/​Created
  • New York : Seven Stories Press, [1998]
  • ©1998
Description
365 pages ; 24 cm

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Library of Congress genre
Rare books genre
Authors' presentation copies (Provenance) [Browse]
Series
Summary note
  • A Christian fundamentalist group kidnaps children to raise them in Christian homes in this tale of religious intolerance in a future America. The story is told by a woman at the receiving end of their zeal, the founder of a religion which they consider heathen. By the author of Parable of the Sower.
  • "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."--Amazon
Notes
Sequel to: Parable of the sower.
Contents
Prologue -- 2032 -- 2033 -- 2035
Provenance
Princeton copy 1 Inscribed by the author on title page. In original dust jacket.
ISBN
  • 1888363819 ((cl))
  • 9781888363814 ((cl))
  • 9781609807207
  • 1609807200
  • 0446610380
  • 9780446610384
  • 0446675784
  • 9780446675789
LCCN
98035863
OCLC
39478160
Other standard number
  • 99821653956
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