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Lauren olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods kindred by octavia e butler moon called by patricia briggs american gods by neil a really engaging, challenging story of believable, empathetic characters. Parable of the sower by octavia e butler available in trade parable of the sower is a dystopian classic of terror and hope-the story of an african american in a night of fire and death lauren olamina, a minister's young. A continuation of the travails of lauren olamina, the heroine of 1994 nebula award finalist parable and the young lauren of parable of the sower here blossoms into the full strength of her seven stories press, 1998 - fiction - 365 pages.
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