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. With them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasihuman species engineered by the late, brilliant Crake. While their reluctant prophet, Jimmy--Crake's onetime friend--recovers from a debilitating fever, Toby must narrate the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her wandering lover, Zeb. Meanwhile, Zeb searches for Adam One, founder of the God's Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites against the destructive CorpSeCorps. Now, with a Painballer attack imminent, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies. At the center is the extraordinary tale of Zeb's past, which involves a lost brother, a hidden murder, and a bizarre act of revenge. Combining elements of myth and storytelling with written fiction, MaddAddam is vintage Atwood, a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated trilogy.