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July 30, 2009

Margaret Atwood has a new book coming out!!! The Year of the Flood!

M Atwood Yr of the Fld

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. 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.

Luf her books…can’t wait to read it!

Speaking of can’t wait to read, here is an article about me..erm..ok…about folks like me who love books and how it is that we actually get so many read! Hee!

So see, Jonathan+ – just because I like facebook doesn’t mean that I don’t like old fashion blogging still, and even more so, old fashion, hold the paper in your hand book reading.  Most of my poetry books have arrived, and are keeping me and Eistein company at the office. Can’t wait to sink my “eye-teeth” into ’em!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Jenna Smithson permalink
    August 2, 2009 3:08 pm

    It sounds like a spin-off from Oryx and Crake. At any rate, I read everything she puts onto paper so I will read this one as well.

  2. episcopalifem permalink*
    August 2, 2009 4:02 pm

    yeah it does, or maybe it’s a further line of thought on what could happen with an Oryx and Crake like scenario – either way, I’ll be readiing.

  3. August 3, 2009 11:47 am

    Oh, my … I’ll read this too. I *loved* Atwood’s *The Handmaid’s Tale*. Thanks for the blurb, Eileen 🙂

    • episcopalifem permalink*
      August 3, 2009 1:03 pm

      Me too Jaliya – handmaid’s tale roooolz! Love that book!

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