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Oryx and Crake : a novel

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Anchor Books edView all editions and formats
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With the same stunning blend of prophecy and social satire she brought to her classic The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood gives us a keenly prescient novel about the future of humanity-and its present. Humanity here equals Snowman, and in Snowman's recollections Atwood re-creates a time much like our own, when a boy named Jimmy loved an elusive, damaged girl called Oryx and a sardonic genius called Crake. But now
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Genre/Form: Belletristische Darstellung
Fiction
Science fiction
Love stories
Dystopias
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0385721676 9780385721677
OCLC Number: 55029250
Awards: Booker Prize Finalist, 2003.
Description: 376 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Mango --
Flotsam --
Voice --
Bonfire --
OrganInc farms --
Lunch --
Nooners --
Downpour --
Rakunk --
Hammer --
Crake --
Brainfrizz --
HottTotts Toast --
Fish --
Bottle --
Oryx --
Birdcall --
Roses --
Pixieland jazz --
Svetlana --
Purring --
Blue --
SoYummie --
Happicuppa --
Applied rhetoric --
Asperger's U. --
Wolvogs --
Hypothetical --
Extinctathon --
Hike --
RejoovenEsense --
Twister --
Vulturizing --
AnooYoo --
Garage --
Gripless --
Pigoons --
Radio --
Rampart --
Pleebcrawl --
BlyssPluss --
MaddAddam --
Paradice --
Crake in love --
Takeout --
Airlock --
Bubble --
Scribble --
Remnant --
Idol --
Sermon --
Footprint.
Responsibility: Margaret Atwood.

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With the same stunning blend of prophecy and social satire she brought to her classic The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood gives us a keenly prescient novel about the future of humanity-and its present. Humanity here equals Snowman, and in Snowman's recollections Atwood re-creates a time much like our own, when a boy named Jimmy loved an elusive, damaged girl called Oryx and a sardonic genius called Crake. But now Snowman is alone, and as we learn why we also learn about a world that could become ours one day.

"Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. 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."--Back cover.

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