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.