From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale
Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey-with the help of the green-eyed Children of Crake-through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. Margaret Atwood projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining.
Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to
The Handmaid’s Tale, her novels include
Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the Booker Prize;
Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy;
The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize;
Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; and
The Year of the Flood. She is the recipient of the
Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award, and lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.