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
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 four
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.