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Margaret Atwood | The Year of the Flood


Adam One, the kindly leader of the God’s Gardeners – a religion devoted to the melding of science, religion, and nature - has long predicted a disaster. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life. Two women remain: Ren, a young dancer locked away in a high-end sex club, and Toby, a former God’s Gardener, who barricades herself inside a luxurious spa. Have others survived? Ren’s bio-artist friend Amanda? Zeb, her eco-fighter stepfather? Her onetime lover, Jimmy? Or the murderous Painballers? Not to mention the CorpSeCorps, the shadowy policing force of the ruling powers… As Adam One and his beleaguered followers regroup, Ren and Toby emerge into an altered world, where nothing – including the animal life – is predictable.

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her recent publications include Moral Disorder, a collection of interconnected short stories and The Door, a collection of poetry (both 2007). Most recently, Ms. Atwood delivered the CBC Massey Lecture Series, published by House of Anansi Press as Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth (2008). Her novel, Oryx and Crake, was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize and the Giller Prize. She is the author of the 2000 Booker Prize-winning The Blind Assassin and Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy. Her other books include The Robber Bride, Cat’s Eye, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Penelopiad, and The Tent. In 2008, she was the recipient of the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters in Spain. Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.

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