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Atwood, Margaret: Oryx and Crake

By the author of THE HANDMAID'S TALE and ALIAS GRACE

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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.

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Praise for Oryx and Crake:

'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

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
B-Format Paperback
Artikelnummer: 978-0-349-00406-8
Fr. 19.50
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Autor Atwood, Margaret
Verlag Little, Brown and Company
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2013
Seitenangabe 448 S.
Meldetext Lieferbar in 24 Stunden
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H19.6 cm x B12.9 cm x D2.8 cm 360 g
Coverlag Virago (Imprint/Brand)
Reihe The Maddaddam Trilogy
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