Oryx and Crake

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 30, 2004 - Fiction - 400 pages
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale

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.
 

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User Review  - AJBraithwaite - LibraryThing

I love post-Apocalyptic stories and I've enjoyed other Atwood books, so I'm not sure why it's taken me quite so long to get around to reading this series. On the face of it, not a lot happens in this ... Read full review

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Probably the only thing I need to say about this book is that I ordered the next one in the series about a third of the way through, and started in just as soon as I finished this. Simply, utterly brilliant. Read full review

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Contents

Mango 3 Flotsam 6 Voice 10
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Nooners 37 Downpour 44
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Rakunk 49 Hammer 59 Crake 69
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FOR CHILDREN
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Oryx 113 Birdcall 122
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Sveltana 147 Purring 154 Blue 163
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POETRY
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SoYummie 173 Happicuppa 178
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Applied Rhetoric 185 Aspergers U 192
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Wolvogs 199 Hypothetical 207 Extinctathon 214
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Vulturizing 241 Anooyoo 248
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Garage 252 Gripless 256
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Bubble 333 Scribble 337 Remnant 348
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Idol 357 Sermon 364
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Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty-five works of fiction, poetry, and essays, published in more than forty countries. Her most recent works include the Booker Prize—winning novel The Blind Assassin and Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing. Ms. Atwood lives in Toronto.


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