Oryx and Crake

Margaret Atwood

The narrator of the novel is Snowman, self-named though not self-created. As the story begins, he’s sleeping in a tree, wearing a dirty old bed-sheet, mourning the loss of his beautiful and beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death.

With breathtaking command of her shocking material and with her customary sharp wit and dark humour, Atwood projects us into a less-than-brave new world, an outlandish yet wholly believable space populated by a cast of memorable characters.