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Thursday Evening Book Discussion

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

2021-01-21 19:30:00 2021-01-21 20:30:00 America/Chicago Thursday Evening Book Discussion Virtual Event

Thursday, January 21
7:30pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2021-01-21 19:30:00 2021-01-21 20:30:00 America/Chicago Thursday Evening Book Discussion Virtual Event

A library staff member will lead a virtual book group on Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. Copies of the book are available to pick up here at the library - please call (847) 376.2840 or email readersservicesdesk@dppl.org if you have any questions. The discussion will be held online using Zoom.

 

Registration is required for this Zoom virtual program. You can click on the green button to register for this event using your email address, and a Zoom link will be sent to you approximately 24 hours before the program begins.

 

If you need help using Zoom, see our guide here or email us at askalibrarian@dppl.org.

 

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Parable of the Sower is the Butlerian odyssey of one woman who is twice as feeling in a world that has become doubly dehumanized. The time is 2025. The place is California, where small walled communities must protect themselves from hordes of desperate scavengers and roaming bands of people addicted to a drug that activates an orgasmic desire to burn, rape, and murder. When one small community is overrun, Lauren Olamina, an 18 year old black woman with the hereditary train of 'hyperempathy'--which causes her to feel others' pain as her own--sets off on foot along the dangerous coastal highways, moving north into the unknown.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Adult Program |

TAGS: | Book Discussion |

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