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Oryx And Crake

Oryx And Crake (Paperback)

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Pigs might not fly but they are strangely altered. So, for that matter, are wolves and racoons. A man, once named Jimmy, lives in a tree, wrapped in old bedsheets, now calls himself Snowman. The voice of Oryx, the woman he loved, teasingly haunts him. And the green-eyed Children of Crake are, for some reason, his responsibility. 'In Jimmy, Atwood has created a great character: a tragic-comic artist of the future, part buffoon, part Orpheus. An adman who's a sad man; a jealous lover who's in perpetual mourning; a fantasist who can only remember the past' - Independent 'Gripping and remarkably imagined' - London Review of Books

Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersFiction & PoetryHistorical FictionFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Rays Jazz & Classical MusicRays JazzJazz Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 25/03/2004 ISBN-13: 9781844080281  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. The Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye and Alias Grace have all been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and now Oryx and Crake for the 2003 Booker prize. She has won many literary prizes in other countries.

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He calls himself Snowman. He lives in a tree on a beach, wrapped in an old sheet. The Children of Crake come to him, singing his name…“Oh Snowman! Oh Snowman! What have we found?” They are his responsibility. He was once called Jimmy, and he is in all likelihood the last human being on Earth. In Snowman, Atwood has created a great tragi-comic narrator, a jealous lover left alone at the end of the world, with only his failing sanity for company. Through his memories, we learn how this world came to be. He tells us of strangely altered animals, of nature dangerously contained, and of the mysterious Oryx, whom Jimmy loves and despises in equal measure. - Christopher

Westfield White City Bookstore - 23/02/2012

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