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Oryx and Crake

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Melbourne : National Information Library Service, Materials Production Group, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Braille book : Braille : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The narrator, who calls himself Snowman, is mourning the loss of his 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Atwood
OCLC Number: 224592136
Notes: Produced under Part VB of the Copyright Act 1968.
Short listed for the Man Booker Prize 2003.
Target Audience: Adult.
Description: 5 v. of Braille ; 28 cm.
Other Titles: Oryx & Crake
Responsibility: Margaret Atwood.

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The narrator, who calls himself Snowman, is mourning the loss of his 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?

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