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A tale of love, loss and lust in a fundamentalist society formed in the aftermath of a giant flood that destroyed most of the earth in 2012. David Arthurs, born after the Flood, tries to save his Humanitarian city state of Tolemac-located somewhere in the former North America-from sinking into sin and destruction as the forces of Capitalism sweep in from across the waters ...more
Paperback, 364 pages
Published November 26th 2010 by Hidden Brook Press (first published November 15th 2009)
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Ben
Dec 28, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

After the Flood—a story of second chances


A review by Ben Antao

After the Flood, Shane Joseph’s second novel, is a story of second chances that befall those that God marks for His chosen people. It takes its genesis from the Biblical origin of Noah’s Ark after the big deluge that drowned the sinful, but the action in this novel happens in North America from 2012-2046.

The author subtitles his work as a dystopian novel of hope; if so, it’s a hope rooted in man’s perennial quest for light at the
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Elaine Slater
Dec 05, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shane Joseph, in his riveting novel "After the Flood," posits a world in which those seeking a truly just society, come face to face with those for whom the profit motive is paramount. In the former, laws are designed to quell mans' baser instincts, to give each according to his need - to establish a utopia if you will, on the order of those early Christian communities, all of which failed. In the latter, laws are designed to aid those entrepreneurs who want no restriction on their freedom of a ...more
Ronald Mackay
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is the 2040s, decades after the catastrophic 2012 flooding caused by global warming. The governance and topography of the entire world has changed. North America has been reduced to fragments of its landmass with only a tiny fraction of its previous population.

Ideal circumstances in which to create perfect countries with perfect nations? To form polities with ideologies that accurately represent the desires of their citizens? Indeed, many of the new North American “countries” peopled by like
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Clarissa S
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was enlightening and puts a twist on money in the modern world.
Larry Jerome
Mar 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant story! Loved it. Perhaps a prophecy from Shane Joseph of what's to come??? ...more
Waheed Rabbani
Sep 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“After the Flood” By Shane Joseph

The good, the bad, and the ugly in the new world, after the Flood.

Shane Joseph’s futuristic novel is indeed something original, and a refreshing read, when compared to other similar novels wherein the world, predictably, following a cataclysmic event is a dystopian place with a bleak future. Shane’s characters lead normal lives, much like in their earlier world, unlike the survivors in the other stories, where they have to survive in—hard to believe and imagine
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Paul Patterson
May 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my second go around on this book and I am picking up more associations and details from the book. Shane Joseph has included a good readers guide that is worth looking at. In fact after reflecting on some of the questions I decided to re-read the book. Here is one question I thought about:





2. In his Author’s Note, Joseph disclaims that this is a work of science fiction. Would you agree? If not, why?



While there are some allusions to future technological advances such as the ubiquitous “comm
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Michael
Nov 27, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What would happen if a cataclysmic event destroyed the world as we know it leaving remnants of the population to start over? That is by no means a new question but Shane Joseph gives it an interesting new spin in “After the Flood”.

His post-flood world is a fragmented one where contrasting societies emerge in different parts of North America separated physically and symbolically by water. The city-state Tolemac has reverted to fundamentalist principles. On the other side of the scale, New Eden em
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Andreea Serban
I liked it but, at first, I found it hard to relate to it...haven't figured out why yet. I especially liked the last part told from David's point of view. ...more
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Shane Joseph is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers in Toronto, Canada. He began writing as a teenager living in Sri Lanka and has never stopped. Redemption in Paradise, his first novel, was published in 2004 and his first short story collection, Fringe Dwellers, in 2008. His novel, After the Flood, a dystopian epic set in the aftermath of global warming, was released in November 2009, and ...more

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