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New Meetup: Hip and Well Read: Year of the Flood (June)

From: Michelle
Sent on: Monday, April 19, 2010 7:40 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Hip & Well Read!

What: Hip and Well Read: Year of the Flood (June)

When: Wednesday, June 30,[masked]:30 PM

Price: $2.00 per person

Where:
Chapterhouse Cafe & Gallery
620 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215)[masked]

Hey Hipsters and Bibliophiles,

The people have spoken, and the book for May's Hip and Well Read will be....

Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

The long-awaited new novel from Margaret Atwood. The Year of the Flood is a dystopic masterpiece and a testament to her visionary power. The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners--a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life--has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life. Two women have survived: Ren, a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high-end sex club Scales and Tails, and Toby, a God's Gardener barricaded inside a luxurious spa where many of the treatments are edible. Have others survived? Ren's bioartist friend Amanda? Zeb, her eco-fighter stepfather? Her onetime lover, Jimmy? Or the murderous Painballers, survivors of the mutual-elimination Painball prison? Not to mention the shadowy, corrupt policing force of the ruling powers...Meanwhile, gene-spliced life forms are proliferating: the lion/lamb blends, the Mo'hair sheep with human hair, the pigs with human brain tissue. As Adam One and his intrepid hemp-clad band make their way through this strange new world, Ren and Toby will have to decide on their next move. They can't stay locked away...By turns dark, tender, violent, thoughtful, and uneasily hilarious, The Year of the Flood is Atwood at her most brilliant and inventive. .



I had no problems finding this at the local independent bookstore.


Year of the Flood is available on Amazon.com, however, I encourage you all to support your local independent book store or library:
City Paper's List of Independent Bookstores
Google Map/Listing of Independent Bookstores in Philly

You will notice that that if you RSVP "Yes," you'll be charged to attend. This is to help me cover my costs as Organizer and reduce the number of no-shows we have at meetings. Please keep in mind I'm only giving refunds if the meeting is canceled or rescheduled, not if you change your mind about attending.

Thinking about coming when the Meetup is FULL? Read/click here.


Happy Reading!

Michelle

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/philadelphia-hip-and-well-read-book-club/calendar/13230553/

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