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Oryx and Crake : a novel

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st ed. in the U.SView all editions and formats
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As the story opens, the narrator, who calls himself Snowman, is 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. In a world in which science-based corporations have recently taken mankind on an uncontrolled genetic-engineering ride, he now searches for supplies in a wasteland. Insects proliferate and pigoons  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Love stories
Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2002073290
(OCoLC)50774561
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 9781400078981 1400078989
OCLC Number: 289724601
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. New York : Knopf Pub. Group, 2004. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 879 KB).
Description: 376 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Margaret Atwood.

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As the story opens, the narrator, who calls himself Snowman, is 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. In a world in which science-based corporations have recently taken mankind on an uncontrolled genetic-engineering ride, he now searches for supplies in a wasteland. Insects proliferate and pigoons and wolvogs ravage the Pleeblands, where ordinary people once lived, and the Compounds that sheltered the extraordinary. As he tries to piece together what has taken place, the narrative shifts to decades earlier. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is Snowman left with nothing but his bizarre memories -- alone 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.

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