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Read Margaret Atwood's Newest Novel, The Year of the Flood

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.

National Bestseller

“Written with energy, inventiveness, and narrative panache…. A gripping and visceral book that showcases [Atwood’s] pure storytelling talents.”
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

The Year of the Flood shows the Nobel Prize-worthy Atwood…at the pinnacle of her prodigious creative powers.”

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