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An edition of The Year of the Flood (2009)

The year of the flood

a novel

1st ed.
  • 3.73 ·
  • 15 Ratings
  • 25 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading
  • 19 Have read
Publish Date
Language
English
Pages
434

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From the Publisher: 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, but 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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Edition Availability
Cover of: Year of the Flood
Year of the Flood
2010, Little, Brown Book Group Limited
in English
Cover of: The Year of the Flood
The Year of the Flood
July 27, 2010, Anchor
Paperback
Cover of: Das Jahr der Flut
Das Jahr der Flut
2009, Berlin Verlag
in German
Cover of: The Year of the Flood
The Year of the Flood
September 8, 2009, McClelland & Stewart
Hardcover
Cover of: The Year of the Flood
The Year of the Flood: a novel
2009, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The year of the flood
The year of the flood: a novel
2009, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The Year of the Flood
The Year of the Flood
Publish date unknown, Windsor
hardcover in English

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Table of Contents

Garden
Year of the flood
Creation day
Feast of Adam and all primates
Festival of arks
Saint Euell of wild foods
Mole day
April fish
Feast of serpent wisdom
Pollination day
Saint Dian, martyr
Predator day
Saint Rachel and all birds
Saint Terry and all wayfarers
Saint Julian and all souls.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PR9199.3.A8 Y43 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
434 p. ;
Number of pages
434

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24744458M
Internet Archive
yearoffloodnovel00atwo
ISBN 10
0385528779
ISBN 13
9780385528771
LC Control Number
2009005901
OCLC/WorldCat
290468655

Work Description

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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