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The Year Of The Flood

The Year Of The Flood

By the author of The Handmaid’s Tale and Alias Grace

The sun brightens in the east, reddening the blue-grey haze that marks the distant ocean. The vultures roosting on the hydro poles fan out their wings to dry them. the air smells faintly of burning. The waterless flood – a man-made plague – has ended the world.

But two young women have survived: Ren, a young dancer trapped where she worked, in an upmarket sex club (the cleanest dirty girls in town); and Toby, who watches and waits from her rooftop garden. Is anyone else out there?
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IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2011

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 27th July 2010

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780748113378

Reviews

** 'A tour de force . . . as pacy as a thriller . . . laced with Atwood's dry wit, and her savage, credible invention
Erica Wagner, The Times
** 'Atwood knows how to show us ourselves, but the mirror she holds up to life does more than reflect . . . The Year of the Flood isn't prophecy, but it is eerily possible
Jeanette Winterson
** 'Margaret Atwood has outdone - and outsung - herself this time. The Year of the Flood is at once a solemn praise song to human hope and a dead-serious poke at our capacity for self-destruction . . . Shows Atwood at the pinnacle of her prodigious creative power s' Elle
** ‘A sharp observer of the female psyche . . . Atwood’s richly fertile imagination plays to exuberant and often comic effect’
Caroline Moore, Daily Telegraph
** ‘A gripping and visceral book that showcases her pure storytelling talents with energy, inventiveness and narrative panache’
Prescient and inventive
Tracy-Ann Oberman

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