Margaret Atwood will be at the Bloomsbury Institute to talk about MaddAddam, the hugely-anticipated final novel in the dystopian trilogy that began with Oryx and Crakeand The Year of the Flood.
In a little enclave called the cob house a motley crew of survivors live alongside the green-eyed Crakers – a gentle, inquisitive species bio-engineered to replace humans. Toby, a member of the now-defunct Gods Gardeners, knows about mushrooms, poultices and bees, and is still in love with Zeb. The Crakers’ reluctant prophet, Snowman (or Jimmy, or SnowmantheJimmy), has been seriously injured, Amanda is still in shock from the Painballer attack and Ivory Bill simply can’t take his eyes off the nubile Swift Fox.
Told with wit, dizzying imagination, dark humour and a breathtaking command of language, Booker-prize-winning Margaret Atwood’s unpredictable and chilling Maddaddamtakes us into a carefully-crafted dystopian world and holds up a mirror to our future.