Oryx and Crake
A NoveleBook - 2004
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.
Baker & Taylor
A novel of the future explores a world that has been devastated by ecological and scientific disasters.
From the critics
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Apocalyptic imagery.
Sexual Content: Allusion to child prostitution.
Coarse Language: The dialogue contains frequent use of strong/course language.
Sexual Content: Some weird porn and snuff is described semi-explicitly.
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