Parable of the Talents

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Grand Central Publishing
Publish Date
August 20, 2019
Pages
448
Dimensions
5.25 X 8.01 X 1.25 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781538732199

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About the Author

OCTAVIA E. BUTLERwas a renowned 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 Sower, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and was 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

Reviews

"In the ongoing contest over which dystopian classic is most applicable to our time, Octavia Butler's 'Parable' books may be unmatched."--New Yorker
"A brilliant, endlessly rich dystopian novel that pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale, and it's also a fascinating exploration of how crises can fuel new religious and ideological movements."--John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down (praise for Parable of the Sower)
"One of the finest voices in fiction-period . . . A master storyteller, Butler casts an unflinching eye on racism, sexism, poverty, and ignorance and lets the reader see the terror and beauty of human nature."--Washington Post Book World
"The story of three generations of Olamina women . . . Most touching in the novel are the friction between generations, the kinds of faith each generation indulges in, and the new families that form when traditional ones are splintered."--Los Angeles Times
"Continues and deepens the story [Butler] began five years ago in Parable of the Sower. . . Butler's narrative skills are impressive."--New York Times Book Review
"Enthralling...compelling and truly original."--Denver Post
"Impassioned . . . stands out as a testament to the author's enormous talent."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Brilliant . . . powerful, moving, and beautifully written."--Library Journal (starred review)
"Splendid . . . provocative . . . a parable that deserves to be pondered."--The Plain Dealer
"[Butler] wrote powerfully, imaginatively, and creatively. The worlds she built were beautiful, harsh, and grim. Her protagonists were stoic and inspiring. Despite tackling multiple issues-politics, environment, segregation, religion, social injustices-her prose was concise. Her stories were powerful and believable."--SFF World