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A" New York Times "Notable Book
A "Washington Post" Notable Book
A" "Best Book of the Year: The Guardian, NPR, "The Christian Science Monitor, The Globe and Mail"
A GoodReads Reader's Choice
Bringing together "Oryx and Crake" and "The Year of the Flood," this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy points toward the ultimate endurance of community, and love.
Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, newly fortified against man and giant pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. Their reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is recovering from a debilitating fever, so it's left to Toby to preach the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb.
Zeb has been searching for Adam One, founder of the God's Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites in active resistance against the destructive CorpSeCorps. But now, under threat of a Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the center of "MaddAddam "is the story of Zeb's dark and twisted past, which contains a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge.
Combining adventure, humor, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, "MaddAddam" is vintage Margaret Atwood--a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy. "From the Hardcover edition."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 566 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 35.56mm | 703.06g
  • Bantam Books Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0804121095
  • 9780804121095
  • 117,237

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"The final entry in Atwood's brilliant MaddAddam trilogy roils with spectacular and furious satire ... Her vision is as affirming as it is cautionary, and the conclusion of this remarkable trilogy leaves us not with a sense of despair at mankind's failings but with a sense of awe at humanity's barely explored potential to evolve."
--"Publishers Weekly", starred review

"Ten years after "Oryx & Crake" rocked readers the world over, Atwood brings her cunning, impish, and bracing speculative trilogy--following "The Year of the Flood"--to a gritty, stirring, and resonant conclusion ... Atwood is ascendant, from her resilient characters to the feverishly suspenseful plot involving battles, spying, cyberhacking, murder, and sexual tension ... The coruscating finale in an ingenious, cautionary trilogy of hubris, fortitude, wisdom, love, and life's grand obstinacy."
--"Booklist"
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About Margaret Atwood

MARGARET ATWOOD, whose work has been published in over thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to "The Handmaid's Tale," her novels include "Cat"'"s Eye," shortlisted for the Booker Prize; "Alias Grace," which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; "The Blind Assassin," winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; "Oryx and Crake," shortlisted for the 2003 Booker Prize; and her most recent, "The Year of the Flood." She lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.
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