Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the novel follows the life of Snowman, who believes he may be the last human on earth, as he struggles to survive in a new, harsh environment. He is surrounded by genetically modified creatures, and his only companions are the Crakers, human-like beings created by his brilliant but disturbed friend Crake. Through Snowman's memories, the story of how the world came to be this way is revealed, involving a love triangle with the mysterious Oryx and the catastrophic consequences of Crake's scientific experiments.

The 1554th greatest book of all time


Published
2003
Nationality
Canadian
Type
Fiction
Pages
400-500
Words
103,000
Original Language
English

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