Oryx and Crake

Oryx and Crake

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Margaret Atwood's classic novel, THE HANDMAID'S TALE, is about the future. Now, in ORYX AND CRAKE, the future has changed. It's much worse. And we're well on the road to it now. The narrator of Margaret Atwood's riveting new novel is Snowman, self-named though not self-created. As the story begins, he's sleeping in a tree, wearing a dirty old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beautiful and beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. Earlier, Snowman's life was one of comparative privilege. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Was he himself in any way responsible? Why is he now left alone with his bizarre memories - except for the more-than-perfect, green-eyed Children of Crake, who think of him as a kind of monster? He explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes - into his own past, and back to Crake's high-tech bubble dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief.
With breathtaking command of her shocking material and with her customary sharp wit and dark humour, Atwood projects us into a less-than-brave new world, an outlandish yet wholly believable space populated by a cast of characters who will continue to inhabit your dreams long after the last chapter. This is Margaret Atwood at the absolute peak of her powers.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 126 x 138 x 26mm | 199.58g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747566941
  • 9780747566946
  • 766,245

About Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood's books have been published in over thirty-five countries. She is the author of more than thirty works, which include fiction, poetry and critical essays. Of her novels, THE HANDMAID'S TALE, CAT'S EYE and ALIAS GRACE also won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy. Her most recent novel, THE BLIND ASSASSIN, won the 2000 Booker Prize. She lives in Toronto, with writer Graeme Gibson. ORYX AND CRAKE is her eleventh novel.
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