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
A marvellous, wonderfully written atmospheric story set well into the future, which is grim indeed, and full of horrors following 'the disease'. Jimmy, now known as Snowman, is a survivor, and we follow his life both before and after the catastrophe. Oryx and Crake are shadowy figures from the past, who influence the present, and the whole book has a nightmarish vision of reality. This is a major piece of fiction by a supremely talented author; a novel to haunt your dreams, full of characters and animals who are only too lifelike.
Margaret Atwood's books have been published in over thirty-five countries. She is the author of more than thirty works, which include fiction, poetry and critical essays. Of her novels, THE HANDMAID'S TALE, CAT'S EYE and ALIAS GRACE also won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy. Her most recent novel, THE BLIND ASSASSIN, won the 2000 Booker Prize. She lives in Toronto, with writer Graeme Gibson. ORYX AND CRAKE is her eleventh novel.
|Published: ||29 Aug 2013|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom|
|Imprint: ||Virago Press|
|Publisher: ||Little, Brown Book Group|
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