The Year of the Flood
A NovelBook - 2009
The long-awaited new novel from Margaret Atwood,The Year of the Floodis a brilliant visionary imagining of the future that calls to mind her classic novelThe Handmaid's Tale. Adam One, the kindly leader of God's Gardeners -- a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion -- 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 been spared: Ren, a young trapeze-dancer, locked inside a high-end sex club; and one of God's Gardeners, Toby, who is barricaded inside a luxurious spa. Have others survived? By turns dark, tender, violent, thoughtful, and witty,The Year of the Floodunfolds Toby's and Ren's stories during the years prior to their meeting again. The novel not only brilliantly reflects to us a world we recognize but poignantly reminds us of our enduring humanity.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2009
Branch Call Number: F ATW
Characteristics: 434 p. ; 24 cm
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