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The Year of the Flood
by Margaret Eleanor Atwood


Overview - From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale

Set in the visionary future of Atwood's acclaimed Oryx and Crake , The Year of the Flood is at once a moving tale of lasting friendship and a landmark work of speculative fiction.  Read more...


 
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Overview
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale

Set in the visionary future of Atwood's acclaimed Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood is at once a moving tale of lasting friendship and a landmark work of speculative fiction. In this second book of the MaddAddam trilogy, the long-feared waterless flood has occurred, altering Earth as we know it and obliterating most human life. Among the survivors are Ren, a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high-end sex club Scales and Tails, and Toby, who is barricaded inside a luxurious spa. Amid shadowy, corrupt ruling powers and new, gene-spliced life forms, Ren and Toby will have to decide on their next move, but they can't stay locked away.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780307455475
  • ISBN-10: 0307455475
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: July 2010
  • Page Count: 434
  • Dimensions: 8.06 x 5.28 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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