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The Year of the Flood: a novel 5 editions

Cover of: The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
About the Book

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.From the Hardcover edition.

5 editions First published in 2009

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2009, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
The Year of the Flood
in English - 1st ed.
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2009, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
The Year of the Flood
Electronic resource in English
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2009, Bloomsbury Publishing
The Year of the Flood
eBook in English
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September 8, 2009, McClelland & Stewart
The Year of the Flood
Hardcover
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July 27, 2010, Anchor
The Year of the Flood
Paperback

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