The Year of the Flood

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 22, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale

Set in the visionary future of Atwood’s acclaimed Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood is at once a moving tale of lasting friendship and a landmark work of speculative fiction. In this second book of the MaddAddam trilogy, the long-feared waterless flood has occurred, altering Earth as we know it and obliterating most human life. Among the survivors are Ren, a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high-end sex club Scales and Tails, and Toby, who is barricaded inside a luxurious spa. Amid shadowy, corrupt ruling powers and new, gene-spliced life forms, Ren and Toby will have to decide on their next move, but they can't stay locked away.
 

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User Review  - dickmanikowski - LibraryThing

I picked this up from the local library when Atwood's THE HANDMAID'S TALE wasn't available. (I'm reading that one right now.) I'm now hooked on her books. Read full review

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3.5 stars It is Year 25, and the "waterless flood" had just happened. It appears that most humans have been wiped out. The story is told from three different viewpoints: Toby, Ren and Adam One. The ... Read full review

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Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in over thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, her novels include Cat’s Eye, shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; and her most recent, Oryx and Crake, shortlisted for the 2003 Booker Prize. She lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.


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