The Resource Oryx and Crake : a novel, Margaret Atwood, (electronic resource)

Oryx and Crake : a novel, Margaret Atwood, (electronic resource)

Label
Oryx and Crake : a novel
Title
Oryx and Crake
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Atwood
Title variation
Oryx & Crake
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As the story opens, the narrator, who calls himself Snowman, is sleeping in a tree, wearing a dirty old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beautiful and beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. In a world in which science-based corporations have recently taken mankind on an uncontrolled genetic-engineering ride, he now searches for supplies in a wasteland. 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 Snowman left with nothing but his bizarre memories -- alone except for the more-than-perfect, 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
Member of
Summary
A novel of the future explores a world that has been devastated by ecological and scientific disasters
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2003.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2003
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
010348
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Characteristic
document
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atwood, Margaret
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.A8
LC item number
O79 2003eb
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
MaddAddam trilogy
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Genetic engineering
  • New York (State)
  • Male friendship
  • Dystopias
Target audience
adult
Label
Oryx and Crake : a novel, Margaret Atwood, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7A1B0716-7ACD-4748-BDFB-9F99CACC79CD
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. in the U.S.
Extent
376 p.
Isbn
9781400078981
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7A1B0716-7ACD-4748-BDFB-9F99CACC79CD
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o289724601
  • (OCoLC)289724601
Label
Oryx and Crake : a novel, Margaret Atwood, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7A1B0716-7ACD-4748-BDFB-9F99CACC79CD
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. in the U.S.
Extent
376 p.
Isbn
9781400078981
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7A1B0716-7ACD-4748-BDFB-9F99CACC79CD
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o289724601
  • (OCoLC)289724601

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