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The Resource The year of the flood : a novel, Margaret Atwood

The year of the flood : a novel, Margaret Atwood

Label
The year of the flood : a novel
Title
The year of the flood
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Atwood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners-a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life-has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life. Two women have survived: Ren, a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high-end sex club Scales and Tails, and Toby, a God's Gardener barricaded inside a luxurious spa where many of the treatments are edible. Have others survived? Ren's bioartist friend Amanda? Zeb, her eco-fighter stepfather? Her onetime lover, Jimmy? Or the murderous Painballers, survivors of the mutual-elimination Painball prison? Not to mention the shadowy, corrupt policing force of the ruling powers. Meanwhile, gene-spliced life forms are proliferating: the lion/lamb blends, the Mo'hair sheep with human hair, the pigs with human brain tissue. As Adam One and his intrepid hemp-clad band make their way through this strange new world, Ren and Toby will have to decide on their next move, but they can't stay locked away. By turns dark, tender, violent, thoughtful, and uneasily hilarious, The Year of the Flood is Atwood at her most brilliant and inventive
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Summary
The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners--a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life--has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2010.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2009
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324119
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
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Atwood, Margaret
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
MaddAddam trilogy
Series volume
02
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  • Environmental disasters
  • Regression (Civilization)
  • Environmental disasters
  • Regression (Civilization)
Target audience
adult
Label
The year of the flood : a novel, Margaret Atwood
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Garden -- Year of the flood -- Creation day -- Feast of Adam and all primates -- Festival of arks -- Saint Euell of wild foods -- Mole day -- April fish -- Feast of serpent wisdom -- Pollination day -- Saint Dian, martyr -- Predator day -- Saint Rachel and all birds -- Saint Terry and all wayfarers -- Saint Julian and all souls
Control code
ocn491895639
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
434 p.
Isbn
9780307455475
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2010294898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)491895639
Label
The year of the flood : a novel, Margaret Atwood
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Garden -- Year of the flood -- Creation day -- Feast of Adam and all primates -- Festival of arks -- Saint Euell of wild foods -- Mole day -- April fish -- Feast of serpent wisdom -- Pollination day -- Saint Dian, martyr -- Predator day -- Saint Rachel and all birds -- Saint Terry and all wayfarers -- Saint Julian and all souls
Control code
ocn491895639
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
434 p.
Isbn
9780307455475
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2010294898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)491895639

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