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MaddAddam : a novel /
Margaret Atwood.
imprint
Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 2013.
description
xvi, [2], 394, [4] p.
ISBN
9780771008467
format(s)
Book
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series author
imprint
Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 2013.
isbn
9780771008467
general note
Final book in the trilogy including Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood.
catalogue key
8864061
 
Gift; Margaret Atwood; 2013; RB308729.
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Review Quotes
Advance Praise: "Atwood brings her cunning, impish, and bracing speculative trilogy to a gritty, stirring and resonant conclusion. . . . Atwood is ascendant, from her resilient characters to the feverishly suspenseful plot. . . . The coruscating finale is an ingenious, cautionary trilogy of hubris, fortitude, wisdom, love, and life's grand obstinacy." --Booklist (STARRED REVIEW) "Unpredictably chilling and hilarious. . . . The novel holds a shrewd mirror to our possible future." --Bookseller
Advance Praise: "Atwood brings her cunning, impish, and bracing speculative trilogy to a gritty, stirring and resonant conclusion. . . . Atwood is ascendant, from her resilient characters to the feverishly suspenseful plot. . . . The coruscating finale is an ingenious, cautionary trilogy of hubris, fortitude, wisdom, love, and life's grand obstinacy." -Booklist (STARRED REVIEW) "Unpredictably chilling and hilarious. . . . The novel holds a shrewd mirror to our possible future." -Bookseller
Praise for The Year of the Flood : "We are transported to a world that is part Hieronymous Bosch, part A Clockwork Orange . . . . A gripping and visceral book." -- New York Times "A work of fearless imagination. . . . We are in the grip of a storyteller who drives us on to fresh understanding... Mordant humour and tenderness combine." -- Globe and Mail "The novel shows the Nobel Prize-worthy Margaret Atwood at the pinnacle of her prodigious creative powers." -- Elle magazine
Praise for The Year of the Flood : "We are transported to a world that is part Hieronymous Bosch, part A Clockwork Orange. . . . A gripping and visceral book." -- New York Times "A work of fearless imagination. . . . We are in the grip of a storyteller who drives us on to fresh understanding... Mordant humour and tenderness combine." -- Globe and Mail "The novel shows the Nobel Prize-worthy Margaret Atwood at the pinnacle of her prodigious creative powers." -- Elle magazine
This item was reviewed in:
Los Angeles Times, August 2013
The Australian, August 2013
New York Times Book Review, September 2013
The Australian, September 2013
Washington Post, September 2013
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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, which is being fortified against man and giant Pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. While their reluctant prophet, Jimmy -- Crakes one-time friend -- recovers from a debilitating fever, its left to Toby to narrate the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb. Meanwhile, Zeb searches for Adam One, founder of the Gods Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites in active resistance against the destructive CorpSeCorps. Now, under threat of an imminent Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the centre, is the extraordinary story of Zebs past, which involves a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge. Combining adventure, humour, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination that is at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, "MaddAddam" is vintage Margaret Atwood, and a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy.
Main Description
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, which is being fortified against man and giant Pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. While their reluctant prophet, Jimmy -- Crake's one-time friend -- recovers from a debilitating fever, it's left to Toby to narrate the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb. Meanwhile, Zeb searches 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. Now, under threat of an imminent Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the centre, is the extraordinary story of Zeb's past, which involves a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge. Combining adventure, humour, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination that is at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwood, and a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy.

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