Hello beloved listeners! The Parables team needed this week to rest and heal. Back next week with Chapter 16 of our journey through Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Talents.
TW: Mention of rape, childhood sexual abuse
Camp Christian is ashes. The story shifts back to Larkin, and her strategies for survival. Quiet was good, and questioning was bad. We rejoin Lauren, as she reclaims her agency. Earthseed disperses, with intention and grief.
Toshi and adrienne break...
A dense, bruising, painful chapter.
A year has passed. A year of enslavement at Camp Christian. With an escape attempt, and its consequences. And a brutal, wasteful, pointless war.
We learn more of Larkin’s childhood life in her adoptive family, with its cruelties and violations.