Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey-with the help of the green-eyed Children of Crake-through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. Margaret Atwood projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Née à Ottawa en 1939, Margaret Atwood est romancière, poète, essayiste et critique littéraire. Elle vit aujourd'hui à Toronto. Elle est l'auteur de trente-sept livres traduits en plus de cinquante langues, dont Captive (1998) et Le Tueur aveugle (2002, Booker Prize 2000). Margaret Atwood est l'un des écrivains les plus prestigieux publié dans la collection « Pavillons ».