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published: Aug 2014
ISBN:9780307397997
publisher: Knopf Canada
imprint: Vintage Canada

MaddAddam

by Margaret Atwood

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list price: $22.00
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
category: Fiction
published: Aug 2014
ISBN:9780307397997
publisher: Knopf Canada
imprint: Vintage Canada
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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. 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.

Contributor Notes

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction, but is best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1969), The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. A book of short stories called Stone Mattress: Nine Tales was published in 2014. Her novel, MaddAddam (2013), is the final volume in a three-book series that began with the Man-Booker prize-nominated Oryx and Crake (2003) and continued with The Year of the Flood (2009). The Tent (mini-fictions) and Moral Disorder (short fiction) both appeared in 2006. A volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007. In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, a collection of non-fiction essays appeared in 2011. Her non-fiction book, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth was adapted for the screen in 2012. Ms. Atwood’s work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian.
Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.
www.margaretatwood.ca

Editorial Review

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER 
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE ORION BOOK AWARD
FINALIST FOR THE INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD
FINALIST FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 
FINALIST FOR THE LOCUS SCIENCE FICTION AWARD
A New York Times Notable Book 
A Washington Post Notable Book
A Globe and Mail Best Book 
“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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Thought-provoking and laced with dark humour

Maddaddam is Margaret Atwood's wittiest book so far. It's set in a bleak near-future when ecological and scientific disasters have wiped out most of the human population on Earth. The story is surprisingly upbeat, for all that, and ends on a hopeful note.

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