By Margaret Atwood – $22.00
This latest novel from Margaret Atwood is brilliant, is a solemn praise of human hope, and a serious look at our capacity for self-destruction.
The great imaginary power of Atwood’s fiction allows the reader to suspend disbelief and to believe that anything is possible, including a great eco-apocalyptic situation that includes violence, obscenity, comedy, endurance, love and hymns…From ‘God’s Gardeners Hymnbook’.
Adam One, the kindly leader of god’s gardeners, had long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth, as we know it. Now it has occurred, erasing most human life.
Two women are spared: Ren, a young trapeze artist locked inside a high end sex club and one of god’s gardeners, Toby, who is barricaded inside a luxurious spa, The Noo-You Spa.
The year of the flood tells Toby and Ren’s stories during the years prior to their meeting again.
Atwood puts her finger on the pulse of the future as she takes her readers through the fascinating lives of Adam one and his beleaguered followers as they regroup. Ren and Toby emerge into an altered world where nothing, including the animal life, is predictable.
Through her skillful writing and descriptions, Atwood enables readers to see, hear and smell the old and new worlds of her intriguing characters. This book is hard to put down because the reader cares about these complex characters and wonders how their bizarre interconnections will unfold.
A highly recommended book for all Atwood fans and those who are interested in how our world as we know it could be transformed.
The next book club meeting is November 8th. The book will be “The Global Forest” by Diana Beresford-Kroeger. All are Welcome!
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