The Year Of The Flood Summary

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The novel The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood is the second novel in the MaddAddam Trilogy. The novel was published in both Canada and United States of America on September 22, 2009, and in the United Kingdom on September 7, 2009. This novel was mostly anticipated patiently for a long time by the readers due to the success of the first novel, Oryx and Crake. The novel was mentioned in various newspaper review articles looking forward as the notable fiction of 2009. The novel, in general, was long listed as a candidate for the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2010. The novel was also short listed for Trillium Book Award in 2010. The novel was also preferred for addition in the 2014 edition of CBC Radio’s Canada Reads and…show more content…
Many reviewers noted that the novel has the plot which is sometimes chaotic. It is also reviewed that the novel’s imperfections meshed well with the flawed reality the book was trying to reflect. Jeanette Winterson, who is an award-winning English writer states about the novel as “Atwood knows how to show us ourselves, but the mirror she holds up to life does more than reflect…The Year of the Flood isn’t prophecy, but it is eerily possible” (17). Caroline Moore for the Daily Telegraph stated that “A sharp observer of the female psyche…Atwood’s richly fertile imagination plays to exuberant and often comic effect” and the Daily Telegraph also commented that “Margaret Atwood is genuinely inventive, rather than merely clever”. Michiko “Mitchi” Kakutani, who is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic for The New York Times, affirmed that “A gripping and visceral book that showcases her pure storytelling talents with energy, inventiveness and narrative…show more content…
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