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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.

About the Author

Margaret Atwood

MARGARET ATWOOD, poet, novelist, critic and winner of the Governor-General's Award, published her first children's story, Up in the Tree, in 1978.
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Contributor Notes

MARGARET ATWOOD, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning TV series, her novels include Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; The MaddAddam Trilogy; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. She lives in Toronto.

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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