Kairos Book Club: “The Parable of the Sower” by Octavia Butler

Friday August 18th, 6.30pm

We'll be talking about Octavia Butler's 1993 novel Parable of the Sower.

California in the 2020s descends into anarchy and violence but one woman has the power to transform everything in this alarmingly prescient dystopia that takes in climate change, inequality and racism.

'If there is one thing scarier than a dystopian novel about the future, it's one written in the past that has already begun to come true. This is what makes Parable of the Sower even more impressive than it was when first published' - Gloria Steinem

We are coming apart. We're a rope, breaking, a single strand at a time.

America is a place of chaos, where violence rules and only the rich and powerful are safe. Lauren Olamina, a young woman with the extraordinary power to feel the pain of others as her own, records everything she sees of this broken world in her journal.

Then, one terrible night, everything alters beyond recognition, and Lauren must make her voice heard for the sake of those she loves.

Soon, her vision becomes reality and her dreams of a better way to live gain the power to change humanity forever.

All that you touch,
You Change.
All that you Change,
Changes you.

6.30pm for drinks, discussion starts at 7pm. 

Free for members, £5 non-members. (Members still need to register in advance so we can plan numbers.)

Location, and food and drink arrangements, TBC