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Oryx and Crake

Oryx and Crake

The narrator of the novel is Snowman, self-named though not self-created. As the story begins, he’s sleeping in a tree, wearing a dirty old bed-sheet, mourning the loss of his beautiful and beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death.

With breathtaking command of her shocking material and with her customary sharp wit and dark humour, Atwood projects us into a less-than-brave new world, an outlandish yet wholly believable space populated by a cast of memorable characters.

About the Author

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood was born in November 1939 in Ottawa and is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays.

Her work is acclaimed internationally and has been translated into thirty-three languages. She is the recipient of many literary awards and honours from various countries. Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto, with writer Graeme Gibson.

Margaret Atwood won the Booker Prize for the first time in 2000 with The Blind Assassin but has been shortlisted for it three times in; 1986 with The Handmaid’s Tale, 1996 with Alias Grace and most recently in 2003 with her eleventh novel Oryx and Crake. Margaret was also nominated for the Man Booker International Prize in both 2005 and 2007.