Signed first printing of the future dystopia in which Butler describes the rise of a demagogue who says he will "make American great again."
PARABLE OF THE TALENTS
"As for the beatings, the tarring and feathering, and the destruction of 'heathen houses of devil-worship,' he has a simple answer: 'Join us! Our doors are open to every nationality, every race! Leave your sinful past behind, and become one of us. Help us to make America great again.' He's had notable success with this carrot-and-stick approach."
This work is a sequel to one of Butler's most acclaimed novels, PARABLE OF THE SOWER; here, the story of Lauren Olamina continues in the 2030s hellscape of climate change-ravaged California. Dr. Marlene D. Allen notes: "Butler insistently incorporates a readily identifiable African American history in her writings even in those texts that are set in the future or on other planets, using the creative possibilities of science fiction to portrait African American history in new and highly original ways." A flawless copy of the Nebula Award winner.
Read more: Allen, "Octavia Butler's "Parable" Novels and the "Boomerang" of African American History," in Callaloo, vol. 32 no. 4, 1354.
New York: Seven Stories Press, (1998). 9'' x 6''. Original black paper boards, silver-lettered spine. In original unclipped ($24.95) purple photographic dust jacket designed by Annette Flaster. 365,  pages. Signed by Butler in blue ink on title page.
Fine in fine jacket.
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