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ISBN: 0739383973 / ISBN-13: 9780739383971

The Year of the Flood


Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners - a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, the preservation of all species, ... Show synopsis

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  • The Year of the Flood (Random House Audio Publishing Group) – Audiobook CD (2009)
    by Margaret Atwood, Bernadette Dunne (Read by), Katie MacNichol (Read by)

    The Year of the Flood

    Audiobook CD, Random House Audio Publishing Group
    11 pages

    ISBN: 0739383973
    ISBN-13: 9780739383971

    The long-awaited new novel from the author of "The Handmaiden's Tale" and "The Blind Assassin, The Year of the Flood" is a dystopic masterpiece and a testament to her visionary power.

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Overall customer rating: 4.000

Up there with her best

by Ellyb on Aug 2, 2010

In 'The Year of the Flood," Margaret Atwood revisits the world she built in Oryx and Crake. This time, however, we see the action through the point of view of two women with passing ties to the ridiculed 'God's Gardeners' group from the first novel. Ren and Toby, having survived the "waterless flood" by being barricaded within a sex-club and a spa, respectively, are two strong individuals who find themselves physically isolated and completely in the dark as to who else has survived. With no idea whether their friends and loved ones are alive, they must decide what course to take; stay hidden, alone, and safe, or venture out to see what can be salvaged of the world. Far from being a novel of desperation, this narrative shift results in a much different tone from Oryx and Crake, with more hope, more tenderness, and more optimistic protagonists. There are still incredibly disturbing elements, but the novel stubbornly clings to the idea that even in the darkest hour after a catastrophe, some element of human kindness and ingenuity will remain intact. I really enjoyed 'The Year of the Flood,' as I do most of Atwood's works; her narrative voice is rich and intelligent, and her characters are always well developed and believable.

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