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Oryx and Crake / Margaret Atwood.


A novel of the future explores a world that has been devastated by ecological and scientific disasters.
"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."--Publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780771008689
  • ISBN: 9780385503853 :
  • ISBN: 0771008686 :
  • ISBN: 9780771008689
  • ISBN: 0770429351 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0385503857
  • ISBN: 0385503857 :
  • ISBN: 9780385503853
  • ISBN: 9780771008689 :
  • ISBN: 0771008686 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 378 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart ; 2003.
Subject: Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > Fiction.
Genetic engineering > Fiction.
Male friendship > Fiction.
New York (State) > Fiction.
Genre: Canadian fiction.
Love stories.
Science fiction.

Available copies

  • 28 of 33 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Castlegar Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 33 total copies.
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Castlegar Public Library FIC ATW (Text) 35146001014208 Fiction Volume hold Available -
Castlegar Public Library PB FICATW (Text) 35146002322469 Fiction Volume hold Available -

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