Puget Sound English Department

September 28, 2009

A new one from Margaret Atwood

Filed under: Uncategorized — ATH @ 11:18 pm

During the Flood

During the Flood

Margaret Atwood, a writer of tremendous range and vision, returns to her dystopian futuristic visions with The Year of the Flood (Nan A. Talese, 2009). As the title suggests, this new novel bears a strong link to a Christian past as well as an apocalyptic post-human future, and takes up some of the themes Atwood dealt with in Oryx and Crake (Anchor Press, 2004)—human hubris, friendship, climate crisis, retribution—as well as introducing or expanding on others, like gender, theology, and redemption. Atwood’s fiction has proved to be alarmingly prescient in envisioning human self-destructiveness and environmental devastation, and this new novel promises to be equally rich in conceptualization and resonance.

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