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Oryx And Crake

Oryx And Crake

The outrageous imagination of Margaret Atwood has never been better. Dark, witty, scary and very credible, this is a mystery, an adventure story, a page-turner and a brilliant novel. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize.

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ISBN 9780349004068
Barcode 9780349004068
Published 20 August 2013 by Little, Brown Book Group
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Atwood, Margaret
Series The Maddaddam Trilogy
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ISBN-13 9780349004068
ISBN-10 0349004064
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Virago Press Ltd
Publication Date 20 August 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Atwood, Margaret
Series The Maddaddam Trilogy
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 360g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54;813.54
Catalogue Code 428151

Description of this Book

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

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Orange Prize 2004 (UK) -- Long-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2005 (UK)
NZ Review The writing is spare. The structure is tight. The observation of the human condition is both profound and impish. Character is crucial. The issues are huge and we feel the weight of them. Finally, it leaves the reader on a cliff-edge the like of which I have never encountered elsewhere. It was nominated for the Man Booker. I think it should have won -- Anita Mason Guardian
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa in 1939. She is Canada's most eminent novelist and poet 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 she has won many literary prizes in other countries. Her work has been translated into thirty-three languages. Her latest novel, The Blind Assassin won the 2000 Booker Prize.

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