Oryx and Crake (Paperback)
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Oryx and Crake (Paperback)

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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. '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

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349004068

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“Oryx and Crake”

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“Is the temptation to play God too much?”

It is apposite that this post apocalyptic drama develops an increasingly Biblical feel as the narrative progresses. Atwood presents here an accomplished fictional representation of the ethical dilemma presented by the... More

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