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    Oryx and Crake (Virago Press) (Paperback) By (author) Margaret Atwood

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    DescriptionPigs 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. '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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    Title
    Oryx and Crake
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Margaret Atwood
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780349004068
    ISBN 10: 0349004064
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: KANA1510
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Virago Press Ltd
    Publication date
    29 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. The Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye and Alias Grace have all been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and now Oryx and Crake for the 2003 Booker prize. She has won many literary prizes in other countries.
    Review quote
    The writing is spare. The structure is tight. The observation of the human condition is both profound and impish. Character is crucial. The issues are huge and we feel the weight of them. Finally, it leaves the reader on a cliff-edge the like of which I have never encountered elsewhere. It was nominated for the Man Booker. I think it should have won -- Anita Mason Guardian