USF Book Club: The Year of the Flood

Hey everyone!

The next book club selection is The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. We will meet on Wednesday February 10, 2010 from 12 noon – 1 pm in Gleeson Library Room 209 to discuss it. Bring your lunch and bring your friends! The book club is open to the entire USF Community.

TO GET THE BOOK, you can request it through Link+ by clicking here, but you may not get the book until after the New Year. Alternatively, you can put a hold on it through the San Francisco Public Library. Either way you have over a month to read it!

Hope to see you there!

“In her 2002 speculative novel, Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood depicted a dystopic planet tumbling toward apocalypse… In her profoundly imagined new book, The Year of the Flood, she revisits that same world and its catastrophe. Like Oryx and Crake, Year of the Flood begins just after the catastrophe and then tracks back in time over the corrupt and degenerate world that preceded it. But while the first novel focused on the privileged elite in the compounds and the morally bankrupt corporations, The Year of the Flood depicts more of the world of the pleebs, an edgy no-man’s land inhabited by criminals, sex workers, dropouts and the few individuals who are trying to resist the grip of the corporations. The novel centers on the lives of Ren and Toby, female members of a fundamentalist sect of Christian environmentalists, the God’s Gardeners.” -Publishers Weekly

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