Oryx and Crake
Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and acompelling 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; mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx who 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.
“A highly cinematic adventure story of daring and survival.”
London Review Of Books
“Atwood is on top of the times...The moral questions of Oryx and Crake are already in play.”
“A landmark work of speculative fiction, comparable to A Clockwork Orange, Brave New World...Atwood has surpassed herself.”
“It is a scathing (because bang-on) portrait of the way we live now...Keeps us on the edges of our seats.”
“Dark, dry, scabrously witty, yet moving and studded with flashes of pure poetry.”