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Maddaddam

by Margaret Atwood

Knopf Canada | August 12, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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The trilogy may be her crowning achievement, a suite of books that ranks among the most important work produced by a writer from Canada, or any country, this century, and a narrative that will likely be remembered as her defining contribution to literature. Despite the fact the novel is set in a post-apocalyptic future, it is a very funny book. Maybe when the world ends all one can do is laugh." National Post 
     In this #1 national bestseller and international bestseller, Margaret Atwood brings together characters from Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood for the thrilling conclusion to her speculative fiction trilogy, which confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community and love. Now available in paperback from Vintage Canada.
     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 4 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 pages, 3.13 × 2.04 × 0.35 in

Published: August 12, 2014

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307397998

ISBN - 13: 9780307397997

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Maddaddam

by Margaret Atwood

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 pages, 3.13 × 2.04 × 0.35 in

Published: August 12, 2014

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307397998

ISBN - 13: 9780307397997

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The trilogy may be her crowning achievement, a suite of books that ranks among the most important work produced by a writer from Canada, or any country, this century, and a narrative that will likely be remembered as her defining contribution to literature. Despite the fact the novel is set in a post-apocalyptic future, it is a very funny book. Maybe when the world ends all one can do is laugh." National Post 
     In this #1 national bestseller and international bestseller, Margaret Atwood brings together characters from Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood for the thrilling conclusion to her speculative fiction trilogy, which confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community and love. Now available in paperback from Vintage Canada.
     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 4 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.

About the Author

MARGARET ATWOOD is the author of more than forty books - novels, short stories, poetry, literary criticism, social history, and books for children. Atwood''s work is acclaimed internationally and has been published around the world. Her novels include The Handmaid''s Tale and Cat''s Eye -- both shortlisted for the Booker Prize; The Robber Bride, winner of the Trillium Book Award and a finalist for the Governor General''s Award; Alias Grace, winner of the prestigious Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy, and a finalist for the Governor General''s Award, the Booker Prize, the Orange Prize, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize and a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and Oryx and Crake, a finalist for The Giller Prize, the Governor General''s Award, the Orange Prize, and the Man Booker Prize. Her most recent books of fiction are Moral Disorder, Oryx and Crake, and The Year of the Flood. Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with novelist Graeme Gibson. Visit www.margaretatwood.ca.

Editorial Reviews

LONGLISTED 2014 - Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

"The MaddAddam trilogy is, at its heart, a love letter to literature."
-The Globe and Mail 

"[Atwood] crafts a complex plot that weaves back and forth from the past to the future, yet the narrative momentum never abates."
-National Post

"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 

"Weaving adventure, romance, imagination, wit, and incredible world-building, Atwood has created a terrifying future and a compelling end to her tale."
-Zoomer
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