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Publisher Description

A New York Times Notable Book: In 2025, with the world descending into madness and anarchy, one woman begins a fateful journey toward a better future.

“A stunner.” —Flea, musician and actor, TheWall Street Journal
Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren’s father, a preacher, and a handful of other citizens try to salvage what remains of a culture that has been destroyed by drugs, disease, war, and chronic water shortages. While her father tries to lead people on the righteous path, Lauren struggles with hyperempathy, a condition that makes her extraordinarily sensitive to the pain of others.
When fire destroys their compound, Lauren’s family is killed and she is forced out into a world that is fraught with danger. With a handful of other refugees, Lauren must make her way north to safety, along the way conceiving a revolutionary idea that may mean salvation for all mankind.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
July 24
Open Road Media
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC

Customer Reviews

Cat Dinas ,

A must read for intellectuals and anyone who wants to understand humanity

I'm really at a lost for words, this book the writing, the character development and story felt so real. I was afraid to read at times because the world she write about is shaping into what I see today. Always changing...

sHarkAmoungUS ,

What do I say...

About a wonderful book that clearly states the world today and of yesterday ! Amazing, to the point, making one think about cancel topics without the pain or fear of social media or intent of others. Read this book to look under and within yourself.

honestperson2386 ,

Parable of the Sower

This book is phenomenal! Great critical dystopia. Highly recommend!

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