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The year of the flood : a novel

Atwood, Margaret, 1939-

New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2009.

434 p. ; 25 cm.

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The long-awaited new novel from Margaret Atwood. The Year of the Flood is a dystopic masterpiece and a testament to her visionary power.

The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners--a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life--has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life. Two women have survived: Ren, a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high-end sex club Scales and Tails, and Toby, a God's Gardener barricaded inside a luxurious spa where many of the treatments are edible.

Have others survived? Ren's bioartist friend Amanda? Zeb, her eco-fighter stepfather? Her onetime lover, Jimmy? Or the murderous Painballers, survivors of the mutual-elimination Painball prison? Not to mention the shadowy, corrupt policing force of the ruling powers . . .

Meanwhile, gene-spliced life forms are proliferating: the lion/lamb blends, the Mo'hair sheep with human hair, the pigs with human brain tissue. As Adam One and his intrepid hemp-clad band make their way through this strange new world, Ren and Toby will have to decide on their next move. They can't stay locked away . . .

By turns dark, tender, violent, thoughtful, and uneasily hilarious, The Year of the Flood is Atwood at her most brilliant and inventive.


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1 copy available at Milford High School


978-0-385-52877-1 (hardcover : alk. paper)

LC Call No:

PR9199.3.A8 Y43 2009

Dewey Class No:

813/.54 22


Atwood, Margaret, 1939-


The year of the flood : a novel / Margaret Atwood.


1st ed.


New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2009.


434 p. ; 25 cm.


Environmental disasters--Fiction.


Regression (Civilization)--Fiction.

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