Parable of the Talents

448 pages

English language

Published Aug. 8, 2019 by Grand Central Publishing.

ISBN:
9781538732199

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4 stars (18 reviews)

Environmental devastation and economic chaos have turned America into a land of depravity. Taking advantage of the situation, a zealous bigot wins his way into the White House. Lauren Olamina leads a new faith group directly opposed to the new government. This is the story of the group's struggle to preserve its vision.

As the government turns a blind eye to the violent bigots who consider a black female leader a threat, Lauren Olamina must either sacrifice her child and her followers or forsake her religion. The plot contains profanity, sexual situations and violence,

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4 stars

Nothing on the cover led me to understand this was a sequel to another book, so I was a good chunk into the book before I entered it on this site. It doesn't seem to be lacking a predecessor - stands on its own alright. And it's a fine book as it is.

I'm guessing it works for me better now that I see parallels of authoritarianism and bigotry shaking up our country. So if you're wondering if Donald Trump has accomplished anything yet, he's made an old Octavia Butler book way more relevant that it ought to be.

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