The Year of the Flood

By Margaret Atwood
(Tian Pei Tsai Fong Books, Paperback, 9789866385124, 464pp.)

Publication Date: August 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc

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“The Year of the Flood beautifully combines the stories of two women, Ren and Toby, who simultaneously grapple with the new world they are suddenly faced with. As they peel away the layers still left, we as readers do so, too, and we uncover piece by piece their fragmented pasts. Atwood has once again written a novel filled with a mystery that she brilliantly nourishes with fantastic answers.”
-- Ella Maslin, Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck, NY



NPR
Friday, Aug 20, 2010

Margaret Atwood's new book The Year of the Flood describes a dystopic world full of evil corporations, barbaric criminals and science gone wrong. She talks about the real science in the novel and what can be done to keep her fiction from becoming reality. More at NPR.org

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  1. How does the friendship between Amanda and Ren grow, despite their differences and the restrictions they face? They meet as children. Who was your greatest ally when you were that age? What do you think of Ren's treatment of Bernice?

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