Oryx And Crake

Autor: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 9780349004068
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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. '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

Oryx And Crake

Autor: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury
ISBN: 9780747562597
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Snowman may be the only survivor of an unnamed apocalypse. Once he was Jimmy, a member of a scientific elite; now he lives in isolation and loneliness, trawling through the past - the disappearance of his mother and the arrival of his mysterious childhood companions Oryx and Crake.

Oryx And Crake

Autor: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
ISBN: 0385510888
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A stunning and provocative new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize Margaret Atwood’s new novel is so utterly compelling, so prescient, so relevant, so terrifyingly-all-too-likely-to-be-true, that readers may find their view of the world forever changed after reading it. This is Margaret Atwood at the absolute peak of her powers. For readers of Oryx and Crake, nothing will ever look the same again. The narrator of Atwood's riveting novel calls himself Snowman. When the story opens, he is sleeping in a tree, wearing an old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. He searches for supplies in a wasteland where 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 he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the 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. With breathtaking command of her shocking material, and with her customary sharp wit and dark humour, Atwood projects us into an outlandish yet wholly believable realm populated by characters who will continue to inhabit our dreams long after the last chapter. This is Margaret Atwood at the absolute peak of her powers. From the Hardcover edition.

The Year Of The Flood

Autor: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307398927
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From the Booker Prize–winning author of Oryx and Crake, the first book in the MaddAddam Trilogy, and The Handmaid’s Tale. Internationally acclaimed as ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by, amongst others, the Globe and Mail, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Village Voice In a world driven by shadowy, corrupt corporations and the uncontrolled development of new, gene-spliced life forms, a man-made pandemic occurs, obliterating human life. Two people find they have unexpectedly survived: Ren, a young dancer locked inside the high-end sex club Scales and Tails (the cleanest dirty girls in town), and Toby, solitary and determined, who has barricaded herself inside a luxurious spa, watching and waiting. The women have to decide on their next move--they can’t stay hidden forever. But is anyone else out there? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Maddaddam

Autor: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385537832
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale In this final volume of the internationally celebrated MaddAddam trilogy, the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of the population. Toby is part of a small band of survivors, along with the Children of Crake: the gentle, bioengineered quasi-human species who will inherit this new earth. As Toby explains their origins to the curious Crakers, her tales cohere into a luminous oral history that sets down humanity’s past—and points toward its future. Blending action, humor, romance, and an imagination at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Atwood—a moving and dramatic conclusion to her epic work of speculative fiction. A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Book A Best Book of the Year: The Guardian, NPR, The Christian Science Monitor, The Globe and Mail A GoodReads Reader's Choice

Oryx And Crake

Autor: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307400840
File Size: 53,81 MB
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A stunning and provocative new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize. Margaret Atwood’s new novel is so utterly compelling, so prescient, so relevant, so terrifyingly-all-too-likely-to-be-true, that readers may find their view of the world forever changed after reading it. This is Margaret Atwood at the absolute peak of her powers. For readers of Oryx and Crake, nothing will ever look the same again. The narrator of Atwood's riveting novel calls himself Snowman. When the story opens, he is sleeping in a tree, wearing an old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. He searches for supplies in a wasteland where 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 he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the 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. With breathtaking command of her shocking material, and with her customary sharp wit and dark humour, Atwood projects us into an outlandish yet wholly believable realm populated by characters who will continue to inhabit our dreams long after the last chapter. From the Paperback edition.

A Study Guide For Margaret Atwood S Oryx And Crake

Autor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410320529
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A study guide for Margaret Atwood's "Oryx and Crake", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Cambridge Companion To Margaret Atwood

Autor: Coral Ann Howells
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827316
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Margaret Atwood's international celebrity has given a new visibility to Canadian literature in English. This Companion provides a comprehensive critical account of Atwood's writing across the wide range of genres within which she has worked for the past forty years, while paying attention to her Canadian cultural context and the multiple dimensions of her celebrity. The main concern is with Atwood the writer, but there is also Atwood the media star and public performer, cultural critic, environmentalist and human rights spokeswoman, social and political satirist, and mythmaker. This immensely varied profile is addressed in a series of chapters which cover biographical, textual, and contextual issues. The Introduction contains an analysis of dominant trends in Atwood criticism since the 1970s, while the essays by twelve leading international Atwood critics represent the wide range of different perspectives in current Atwood scholarship.

The Maddaddam Trilogy Bundle

Autor: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1101873876
File Size: 76,87 MB
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A trilogy bundle (three ebooks in one) of the internationally celebrated speculative fiction trilogy from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale. Across three stunning novels—Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and Maddaddam—the best-selling, Booker Prize-winning novelist projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining. In Oryx and Crake, a man struggles to survive in a world where he may be the last human. In search of answers, he embarks on a journey through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. In The Year of the Flood the long-feared waterless flood has occurred, altering Earth as we know it and obliterating most human life. And in Maddaddam a small group of survivors band together with the Children of Crake: the gentle, bioengineered quasi-human species who will inherit this new earth. Set in a darkly plausible future shaped by plagues, floods, and genetic engineering, these three novels take us from the end of the world to a brave new beginning. Thrilling, moving, and a triumph of imagination, the Maddaddam Trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love.

Oryx E Crake

Autor: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Editora Rocco
ISBN: 8581227406
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"No princípio havia o caos." O Homem das Neves pode ser o último homem na terra, o sobrevivente solitário de um apocalipse sem nome. Quando ainda se chamava Jimmy, ele vivia com os pais nos Complexos, cidadelas fundadas por multinacionais onde a elite financeira do planeta dava seus primeiros e pouco inibidos passos na direção da engenharia genética, na tentativa de atender as constantes demandas dos conglomerados farmacêuticos. Agora, o Homem das Neves vive em um amargo isolamento, sobrevivendo como um pária em seu próprio habitat. Quando não precisa sair em busca de comida em um deserto infestado de insetos, ou encarar a destruição da antiga plebelândia, a terra dos desprivilegiados, hoje povoada pelos animais criados nas experiências transgênicas do passado, seu único prazer está em assistir a filmes antigos em DVD que o fazem lembrar do mundo de outrora e em entreter os Filhos de Crake, crianças de uma nova espécie com estranhas habilidades que o tratam como um ídolo. Como tudo veio abaixo tão depressa? Enquanto o Homem das Neves reconstitui suas lembranças na tentativa de descobrir as origens dessa catástrofe irreversível, sua mente é povoada pelas vozes de seus amigos da juventude, o enigmático Crake e a sedutora Oryx, personagens-chave por trás do Projeto Paradiso, o grande responsável pela modificação definitiva da Terra e a derrocada da espécie humana. O primeiro de uma trilogia que inclui O ano do Dilúvio e se encerra com MaddAddão, Oryx e Crake consolida o retorno de Margaret Atwood ao gênero da ficção científica, em uma narrativa marcada pelas questões éticas e morais sobre o futuro da humanidade, e na qual a verdade está na descoberta dos mundos interiores de seus personagens. Por mais estranho que tudo pareça, o futuro é um cenário assustadoramente familiar.