Parable of the Talents
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Parable of the Talents

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Lauren Olamina's love is divided among her young daughter, her community, and the revelation that led Lauren to found a new faith that teaches "God Is Change." But in the wake of environmental and economic chaos, the U.S. government turns a blind eye to violent bigots who consider the mere existence of a black female leader a threat. And soon Lauren must either sacrifice her child and her followers -- or forsake the religion that can transform human destiny.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 33.02mm | 408.23g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • Warner Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Warner Books ed.
  • 0446675784
  • 9780446675789
  • 25,151

About Octavia E. Butler

OCTAVIA E. BUTLER, often referred to as the "grand dame of science fiction," was the author of several award-winning novels including Parable of the Talents, winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel. Recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant and numerous literary awards, she has been acclaimed for her lean prose, strong protagonists, and social observations in stories that range from the distant past to the far future. She passed away on February 24, 2006.show more

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Lauren Olamina's love is divided among her young daughter, her community, and the revelation that led Lauren to found a new faith that teaches "God Is Change". But in the wake of environmental and economic chaos, the U.S. government turns a blind eye to violent bigots who consider the mere existence of a black female leader a threat. And soon Lauren must either sacrifice her child and her followers -- or forsake the religion that can transform human destiny.show more

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"ENTHRALLING...COMPELLING AND TRULY ORIGINAL".-- DENVER POSTshow more

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