Skip to content

MaddAddam
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

MaddAddam Hardcover - 2013

by Margaret Atwood


From the publisher

A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Notable Book
ABest Book of the Year: The Guardian, NPR, The Christian Science Monitor, The Globe and Mail
A GoodReads Reader's Choice Bringing together Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy points toward the ultimate endurance of community, and love.
Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, newly fortified against man and giant pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. Their reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is recovering from a debilitating fever, so it's left to Toby to preach the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb. Zeb has been searching for Adam One, founder of the God's Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites in active resistance against the destructive CorpSeCorps. But now, under threat of a Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the center of MaddAddam is the story of Zeb's dark and twisted past, which contains a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge. Combining adventure, humor, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwood--a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy.

Details

  • Title MaddAddam
  • Author Margaret Atwood
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition 1st/1st
  • Pages 394
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Nan A. Talese, New York
  • Date 2013-09-03
  • ISBN 9780385528788 / 0385528787
  • Weight 1.65 lbs (0.75 kg)
  • Dimensions 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.4 in (23.62 x 16.26 x 3.56 cm)
  • Library of Congress subjects Science fiction, Adventure fiction
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2013018715
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC

Media reviews

"Atwood has brought the previous two books together in a fitting and joyous conclusion that’s an epic not only of an imagined future but of our own past, an exposition of how oral storytelling traditions led to written ones and ultimately to our sense of origin ... Atwood's prose miraculously balances humor, outrage and beauty. A simple description becomes both chilling and sublime ... In so much genre fiction, language is sacrificed to plot and invention. It's a pleasure to read a futuristic novel whose celebration of beauty extends to the words themselves." The New York Times Book Review

"Thoughtful, sardonic, and full of touches that almost resemble a fairy tale, MaddAddam will stick with you long after you've put it down. It's an apocalypse story about new life, and a condemnation of humanity that ends, however uneasily, with a celebration of it." —NPR

"MaddAddam is sharp, witty and strong enough to stand alone ... Peppered with witty neologisms, Atwood’s character-driven novel is terrific precisely because of close attention to detail, to voice, to what’s in the hearts of these people: love, loss, the need to keep on keeping on, no matter what ... [T]his novel sings." Miami Herald

"[S]ardonically funny ... [Atwood] certainly has the tone exactly right, both for the linguistic hypocrisy that can disguise any kind of catastrophe, and for the contemptuous dismissal of those who point to disaster ... MaddAddam is at once a pre- and a post-apocalypse story." The Wall Street Journal

"[T]here is something funny, even endearing, about such a dark and desperate view of a future — a ravaged world emerging from alarmingly familiar trends — that is so jam-packed with the gifts of imagination, invention, intelligence and joy. There may be some hope for us yet." Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Margaret Atwood continues to flourish as she approaches her fifth decade of publication ... A thrilling and enchanting — funny, sad, clever, audacious — tale of grumpy, deflated, and perilous post-apocalyptic times, year 0.6." The Vancouver Sun

"[T]he imaginative universe Atwood has created in these books is huge ... It's a dystopia, but it's still fun ... Atwood doesn't just ask what if, she raises an eyebrow and says, See where we're going? Yet she's not a pessimist: She's invented a future large enough to include, after the end of the world, people falling in love." Los Angeles Times

"This unsentimental narrative exposes the heart of human creativity as well as our self-destructive darkness ... MaddAddam is fueled with edgy humor, sardonic twists, hilarious coincidences." Boston Globe

"The final entry in Atwood’s brilliant MaddAddam trilogy roils with spectacular and furious satire ... Her vision is as affirming as it is cautionary, and the conclusion of this remarkable trilogy leaves us not with a sense of despair at mankind’s failings but with a sense of awe at humanity’s barely explored potential to evolve." Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Ten years after Oryx & Crake rocked readers the world over, Atwood brings her cunning, impish, and bracing speculative trilogy—following The Year of the Flood—to a gritty, stirring, and resonant conclusion ... Atwood is ascendant, from her resilient characters to the feverishly suspenseful plot involving battles, spying, cyberhacking, murder, and sexual tension ... The coruscating finale in an ingenious, cautionary trilogy of hubris, fortitude, wisdom, love, and life’s grand obstinacy." Booklist

"[T]ense and exciting ... MaddAddam is an extraordinary achievement ... Atwood's body of work will last precisely because she has told us about ourselves. It is not always a pretty picture, but it is true for all that." The Independent (UK)

"[MaddAddam] deploys its author's trademark cool, omniscient satire, but adds to that a real sense of engagement with a fallen world. Atwood has created something reminiscent of Shakespeare's late comedies; her wit and dark humour combine with a compassionate tenderness towards struggling human beings." The Independent (UK)

About the author

MARGARET ATWOOD, whose work has been published in thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, short-listed for the Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; and her most recent, The Year of the Flood. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Innovator's Award, and lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.
Back to Top

More Copies for Sale

MaddAddam: A Novel
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

MaddAddam: A Novel

by Add Atwood, Margaret

  • Used
Condition
UsedGood
ISBN 13
9780385528788
ISBN 10
0385528787
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$1.62
$3.99 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
UsedGood. The book may have minor cosmetic wear (i.e. creased spine/cover, scratches, curled corners, folded pages, minor sunburn, minor water damage, minor bent). The book may have some highlights/notes/underlined pages - Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included - Safe and Secure Mailer - No Hassle Return
Item Price
$1.62
$3.99 shipping to USA
MaddAddam: A Novel
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

MaddAddam: A Novel

by Atwood, Margaret

  • Used
Condition
UsedVeryGood
ISBN 13
9780385528788
ISBN 10
0385528787
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Skokie, Illinois, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$3.99
$4.00 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
UsedVeryGood.
Item Price
$3.99
$4.00 shipping to USA
MaddAddam: A Novel
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

MaddAddam: A Novel

by Atwood, Margaret

  • Used
Condition
UsedGood
ISBN 13
9780385528788
ISBN 10
0385528787
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Rotterdam , New York, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$6.83
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
UsedGood. Shows minimal wear such as frayed or folded edges, minor rips and tears, and/or slightly worn binding. May have stickers and/or contain inscription on title page. No observed missing pages. Former library copy with library markings and/or jacket.
Item Price
$6.83
FREE shipping to USA
MaddAddam
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

MaddAddam

by Atwood, Margaret

  • Used
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN 13
9780385528788
ISBN 10
0385528787
Quantity Available
9
Seller
Mishawaka, Indiana, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$7.90
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Used - Good. Former library book; may include library markings. Used book that is in clean, average condition without any missing pages.
Item Price
$7.90
FREE shipping to USA
MaddAddam
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

MaddAddam

by Atwood, Margaret

  • Used
Condition
Used - Very Good
ISBN 13
9780385528788
ISBN 10
0385528787
Quantity Available
3
Seller
Mishawaka, Indiana, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$7.90
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Used - Very Good. Former library book; may include library markings. Used book that is in excellent condition. May show signs of wear or have minor defects.
Item Price
$7.90
FREE shipping to USA
MaddAddam
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

MaddAddam

by Atwood, Margaret

  • Used
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN 13
9780385528788
ISBN 10
0385528787
Quantity Available
7
Seller
Reno, Nevada, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$7.90
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Used - Good. Former library book; may include library markings. Used book that is in clean, average condition without any missing pages.
Item Price
$7.90
FREE shipping to USA
MaddAddam
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

MaddAddam

by Atwood, Margaret

  • Used
Condition
Used - Very Good
ISBN 13
9780385528788
ISBN 10
0385528787
Quantity Available
2
Seller
Reno, Nevada, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$7.90
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Used - Very Good. Former library book; may include library markings. Used book that is in excellent condition. May show signs of wear or have minor defects.
Item Price
$7.90
FREE shipping to USA
MaddAddam: A Novel

MaddAddam: A Novel

by Margaret Atwood

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780385528788
ISBN 10
0385528787
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Dowagiac, Michigan, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$8.00
$3.72 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 394 p. Audience: General/trade.

Signed by previous owner.
Item Price
$8.00
$3.72 shipping to USA
MaddAddam: A Novel
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

MaddAddam: A Novel

by Atwood, Margaret

  • Used
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used: Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780385528788
ISBN 10
0385528787
Quantity Available
1
Seller
HOUSTON, Texas, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$9.68
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Brand: Nan A. Talese, 2013-09-03. First Edition. hardcover. Used: Good.
Item Price
$9.68
FREE shipping to USA
MaddAddam: A Novel
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

MaddAddam: A Novel

by Margaret Atwood

  • Used
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780385528788
ISBN 10
0385528787
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Franklin, North Carolina, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$14.00
$4.99 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Nan A. Talese, September 2013. Hardcover. Used - Good.
Item Price
$14.00
$4.99 shipping to USA