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Oryx and Crake [electronic resource] : a novel / Margaret Atwood.

Authors: Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Call number: eBook
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, 2003.
Publication date: 2003.
Subject: McFadden Lecturer.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction.
Genetic engineering -- Fiction.
Male friendship -- Fiction.
Dystopias -- Fiction.
New York (State) -- Fiction.
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Title: Oryx and Crake [electronic resource] : a novel / Margaret Atwood.
Edition: 1st ed. in the U.S.
Physical description: 376 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes: Electronic reproduction. New York : Knopf Pub. Group, 2004. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 879 KB).
Summary note: As the story opens, the narrator, who calls himself Snowman, is sleeping in a tree, wearing a dirty old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beautiful and beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. In a world in which science-based corporations have recently taken mankind on an uncontrolled genetic-engineering ride, he now searches for supplies in a wasteland. Insects proliferate and pigoons and wolvogs ravage the Pleeblands, where ordinary people once lived, and the Compounds that sheltered the extraordinary. As he tries to piece together what has taken place, the narrative shifts to decades earlier. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is Snowman left with nothing but his bizarre memories -- alone except for the more-than-perfect, green-eyed Children of Crake, who think of him as a kind of monster? He explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes -- into his own past and back to Crake's high-tech bubble dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief.
Awards note: McFadden Lecturer 1998.
Genre: Science fiction.
Romance fiction.
Added author: OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Available in other form: Original
ISBN: 9781400078981 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
1400078989 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
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