When a natural disaster predicted by God's Gardeners leader Adam One obliterates most human life, two survivors trapped inside respective establishments that metaphorically represent paradise and hell wonder if any of their loved ones have survived, while the outside world is overcome by gene-spliced life forms. Simultaneous. Book available.
"This is a gutsy and expansive novel, rich with ideas and conceits...." (starred review)
Marcel Theroux, Publishers Weekly, 07/20/2009
"Atwood's villains are despicable, while her heroes are thorny, resilient, and contemplative, and their adventures are hair-raising....Atwood's mischievous, suspenseful, and sagacious dystopian novel follows the trajectory of current environmental debacles to a shattering possible conclusion with passionate concern and arch humor." (starred review)
Donna Seaman, Booklist Upfront, 07/01/2009