Parable of the talents : a novel

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New York : Seven Stories Press, [1998].
1888363819, 9781888363814


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A Seven Stories Press first edition.
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365 pages ; 24 cm
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Level 5.9, 21 Points


General Note
Sequel to: Parable of the sower.
A Christian fundamentalist group kidnaps children to raise them in Christian homes in this tale of religious intolerance in a future America. The story is told by a woman at the receiving end of their zeal, the founder of a religion which they consider heathen. By the author of Parable of the Sower.
"Parable of the Talents celebrates the classic Butlerian themes of alienation and transcendence, violence and spirituality, slavery and freedom, separation and community, to astonishing effect, in the shockingly familiar, broken world of 2032. Long awaited, Parable of the Talents is the continuation of the travails of Lauren Olamina, the heroine of 1994's Nebula-Prize finalist, bestselling Parable of the Sower. Parable of the Talents is told in the voice of Lauren Olamina's daughter--from whom she has been separated for most of the girl's life--with sections in the form of Lauren's journal. Against a background of a war-torn continent, and with a far-right religious crusader in the office of the U.S. presidency, this is a book about a society whose very fabric has been torn asunder, and where the basic physical and emotional needs of people seem almost impossible to meet."--Amazon

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Butler, O. E. (1998). Parable of the talents: a novel (A Seven Stories Press first edition.). Seven Stories Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Butler, Octavia E. 1998. Parable of the Talents: A Novel. New York: Seven Stories Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Butler, Octavia E. Parable of the Talents: A Novel New York: Seven Stories Press, 1998.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Butler, Octavia E. Parable of the Talents: A Novel A Seven Stories Press first edition., Seven Stories Press, 1998.

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