- Published: New York : Four Walls Eight Windows, c1993.
- Year Published: 1993
- Description: 299 p. ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 710
- 0446675504 (softcover)
- 0446601977 :
- 0941423999 :
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Parable of the sower
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Call number: Science Fiction
Available Copies: Malletts Adult, Traverwood Adult
"plausible" is not a word you like to use in conjunction with dystopian SF, but there it is - this is, in a nutshell, the tale of a girl who finds herself founding a new religion as she struggles to survive the kind of slow-motion economic collapse that leaves the have-nothings eyeing the have-a-littles as easy targets, slowly assembling a pack of disciples as she walks north along the road towards some hope of safety. Not a fun read, but a worthwhile one.
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