Oryx and Crake

Oryx and Crake

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Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved.

In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey - with the help of the green-eyed Children of Crake - through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride.

Margaret Atwood projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 122 x 132mm | 68g
  • Bolinda Audio Books
  • Tullamarine, Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1486224237
  • 9781486224234
  • 2,291,916

Review quote

'Her shuddering post-apocalyptic vision of the world ... summons up echoes of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess and Aldous Huxley ... Oryx and Crake [is] in the forefront of visionary fiction.' -- The Seattle Times 'Atwood has long since established herself as one of the best writers in English today, but Oryx and Crake may well be her best work yet ... Brilliant, provocative, sumptuous and downright terrifying.' -- The Baltimore Sun 'Rigorous in its chilling insights and riveting in its fast-paced "what if" dramatisation, Atwood's superb novel is as brilliantly provocative as it is profoundly engaging.' -- Booklist
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About Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa, and grew up in northern Ontario and Quebec, and in Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College.

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children's literature, fiction, and non-fiction, but is best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1969), The Handmaid's Tale (1985), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. Her newest novel, MaddAddam (2013), is the final volume in a three-book series that began with the Man-Booker prize-nominated Oryx and Crake (2003) and continued with The Year of the Flood (2009). The Tent (mini-fictions) and Moral Disorder (short fiction) both appeared in 2006. Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007. In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, a collection of non-fiction essays appeared in 2011. Her non-fiction book, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth was adapted for the screen in 2012. Ms. Atwood's work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian.

Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson. John Chancer is an American actor whose credits include Casino Royale, Spooks and Episodes. He is the voice of Chatsworth in the children's television programme Chuggington and he has featured on video games such as Soma and Silent Hill: Origins. John appeared as a guest lead in an episode of BBC Three comedy show Top Coppers.
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