Go Advanced Search
 

Buy from a third party:




Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: Margaret Atwood
This Narrator: Campbell Scott
This Publisher: Random House Audio

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake

by Margaret Atwood


Product Details

Narrator
Publisher
 
Unabridged Edition
Running Time
10 Hrs. 15 Min.
Share This

Description

The narrator of Atwood's riveting novel calls himself Snowman. When the story opens, he is sleeping in a tree, wearing an old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. He searches for supplies in a wasteland where 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 he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the 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.

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.


People Who Liked Oryx and Crake Also Liked These Free Titles:
Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • Published: May 2003
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: O036284
Available On
Volumes
ISBN-10
ISBN-13
Download
9780739304082