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Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

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by Octavia E. Butler, Adapted by Damian Duffy, Illustrated by John Jennings

Abrams Comicarts

1/28/20, hardcover

SKU: 9781419731334

 

The follow-up to #1 New York Times Bestseller Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, 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 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.

Reviews:

"...alarmingly prescient and relevant...This accessible adaptation is poised to introduce Butler's dystopian tale to a new generation of readers."-- "Publishers Weekly"

"The Parable of the Sower graphic novel... is as faithful an adaptation as you can get. Not only does it hit all the plot points, it perfectly portrays Butler's balancing act in regard to how far society has fallen apart."-- "Kirkus

About the Contributors:

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.