The Year of the Flood: A Novel

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Anchor Books, 2010 - Fiction - 434 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  - JBD1 - LibraryThing

I started this one immediately upon finishing Oryx and Crake, and the same thing happened here: I knew I would want the next volume as soon as I was partway through this one. Year of the Flood covers ... Read full review

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User Review  - unclebob53703 - LibraryThing

I liked this more than the first book, the people in it seemed more real and likeable--the first book was about the elites in their compound and this is about the common people. Like the first book ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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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