Fiction Book Club - "Parable of the Sower" by Octavia E. Butler

Fiction Book Club -
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Join our Fiction Book Club in a monthly meeting to discuss a wide array of literary fiction. With an eclectic mix of authors, themes, periods, and styles, this group will explore both classic and contemporary literature. Join us for friendly discussions usually on the second Tuesday of each month. For questions about this club, email Matt at matt@unabridgedbookstore.com.

The Fiction Book Club will meet to discuss Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler on Tuesday, July 14th at 7pm.

This book club will continue to hold discussions via Zoom! Order the book below, and join us for a video chat discussion. For questions about this book club, or to join the Zoom meeting, email Matt at matt@unabridgedbookstore.com.

When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day. Fifteen-year-old Lauren Olamina lives inside a gated community with her preacher father, family, and neighbors, sheltered from the surrounding anarchy. In a society where any vulnerability is a risk, she suffers from hyperempathy, a debilitating sensitivity to others' emotions.

Precocious and clear-eyed, Lauren must make her voice heard in order to protect her loved ones from the imminent disasters her small community stubbornly ignores. But what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: the birth of a new faith . . . and a startling vision of human destiny.

Octavia E. Butler was a renowned African-American writer who received a MacArthur "Genius" Grant and PEN West Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work. She was the author of several award-winning novels including Parable of the Talents, which won the Nebula for Best Novel. Acclaimed for her lean prose, strong protagonists, and social observations in stories that range from the distant past to the far future, sales of her books have increased enormously since her death as the issues she addressed in her Afrofuturistic, feminist novels and short fiction have only become more relevant. She passed away on February 24, 2006.

 

 
Parable of the Sower Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538732182
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019

Event date: 

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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