Margaret Atwood

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Oryx and Crake

book | Fiction | 2003
UK → Bloomsbury Publishing
Canada → McClelland & Stewart Inc
US → Nan A. Talese

A stunning and provocative new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize.

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.

With breathtaking command of her shocking material, and with her customary sharp wit and dark humour, Atwood projects us into an outlandish yet wholly believable realm populated by characters who will continue to inhabit our dreams long after the last chapter. This is Margaret Atwood at the absolute peak of her powers. For readers of

Oryx and Crake

, nothing will ever look the same again.

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Reviews

Rigorous in its chilling insights and riveting in its fast-paced "what if" dramatization, Atwood's superb novel is as brilliantly provocative as it is profoundly engaging. Donna Seaman
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Atwood has extracted one of the most hair-raising of them, and one of the most brilliant.
Publishers Weekly
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Ingenious and disturbing. A landmark work of speculative fiction, comparable to A Clockwork Orange, Brave New World. Atwood has surpassed herself.
Kirkus Starred Review

Oryx and Crake can hold its own against any of the 20th century's most potent dystopias . . . Majestic.
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