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Parable of the Talents

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Awards

Winner of the 1999 Nebula Award for Best Novel.
Selected as One of the Best Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A New York Times Recommended Book.

Multiple award winner Octavia E. Butler's astonishing novels have made her a powerful, acclaimed voice in women's fiction, African-American literature, and modern science fiction. Parable of the Talents is her mesmerizing vision of a near-future world filled with irrational hatred...and divine hope.

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.

Review:

"Impassioned....[S]tands out as a testament to the author's enormous talent, and to the human spirit." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Review:

"[A] brilliant sequel to Parable of the Sower...compelling....Powerful, moving, and beautifully written..." Library Journal (Starred Review)

About the Author

Octavia E. Butler is the author of many novels, including Dawn, Wild Seed, and Parable of the Sower. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Award and a Nebula Award, and she has twice won the Hugo Award. She passed away on February 24, 2006, at the age of 58.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780446610384
Publisher:
Warner Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Author:
Butler, Octavia E.
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Twenty-first century
Copyright:
Publication Date:
November 1, 2001
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
6.78x4.19x1.02 in. .47 lbs.

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Product details 464 pages Warner Books - English 9780446610384 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Impassioned....[S]tands out as a testament to the author's enormous talent, and to the human spirit."
"Review" by , "[A] brilliant sequel to Parable of the Sower...compelling....Powerful, moving, and beautifully written..."
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