Parable of the Sower
Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, John Jennings
The follow-up to Kindred, the #1 bestseller, comes Octavia E. Butler’s groundbreaking dystopian novel
In this graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, by Damian Duffy and John Jennings, the award-winning team behind the #1 bestseller Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation,
the author portrays a searing vision of America’s future. In the year
2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic
crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preacher’s daughter
living in Los Angeles, is protected from danger by the walls of her
gated community. However, in a night of fire and death, what begins as a
fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling
vision of human destiny . . . and the birth of a new faith.
Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006) was a renowned African-American author who was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Grant and PEN West Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work. Since her death, sales of her books have increased enormously as the issues she addressed in her Afro-Futuristic, feminist novels and short fiction have only become more relevant. Damian Duffy, author of Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, is a cartoonist, scholar, writer, and teacher. He holds a MS and PhD in library and information sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, where he is on faculty. John Jennings, illustrator of Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, is a professor of media and cultural studies at the University of California at Riverside.
|Publication Date||16 March 2020|
|Illustrations||272 colour illustrations|