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Oryx And Crake

by Margaret Atwood

Dystopian Fiction Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Oryx And Crake Synopsis

Pigs might not fly but they are strangely altered. So, for that matter, are wolves and racoons. A man, once named Jimmy, lives in a tree, wrapped in old bedsheets, now calls himself Snowman. The voice of Oryx, the woman he loved, teasingly haunts him. And the green-eyed Children of Crake are, for some reason, his responsibility.

Oryx And Crake Press Reviews

'In Jimmy, Atwood has created a great character: a tragic-comic artist of the future, part buffoon, part Orpheus. An adman who's a sad man; a jealous lover who's in perpetual mourning; a fantasist who can only remember the past' - Independent

'Gripping and remarkably imagined' - London Review of Books

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ISBN: 9781844080281
Publication date: 25/03/2004
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844080281
Publication date: 25th March 2004
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Genres: Dystopian Fiction, Sci-Fi and Fantasy,
Collections: 60+ Novels to Bring You Back to Nature,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario and Quebec, and Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College.  She is the author of more than twenty-five volumes of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman, The Handmaid's Tale, The Robber Bride and Alias Grace. Her novel, The Blind Assassin,  won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with novelist Graeme Gibson.   Author photo &...

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