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By the author of THE HANDMAID'S TALE and ALIAS GRACE
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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.

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Praise for Oryx and Crake :
'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
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By the author of THE HANDMAID'S TALE and ALIAS GRACE

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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.

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Praise for Oryx and Crake:

'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


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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Erscheinungstermin: 3. September 2009
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9780748113354
  • Artikelnr.: 39728856
Autorenporträt
Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. In addition to The Handmaid s Tale, now an award-winning TV series, her novels include Cat s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood, MaddAddam; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator s Award. In 2019, she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature.
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Towering and intrepid. . . . Atwood does Orwell one better. The New Yorker

Atwood has long since established herself as one of the best writers in English today, but Oryx and Crake may well be her best work yet. . . . Brilliant, provocative, sumptuous and downright terrifying. The Baltimore Sun

Her shuddering post-apocalyptic vision of the world . . . summons up echoes of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess and Aldous Huxley. . . . Oryx and Crake [is] in the forefront of visionary fiction. The Seattle Times

A book too marvelous to miss. The San Diego Union-Tribune

Majestic. . . . Keeps us on the edges of our seats. The Washington Post

A compelling futuristic vision. . . . Oryx and Crake carries itself with a refreshing lightness. . . . Its shrewd pacing neatly balances action and exposition. . . . What gives the book a deeper resonance is its humanity. Newsday

[A] stunning new novel possibly her best since The Handmaid s Tale. Time Out New York

A delightful amalgam for the sophisticated reader: her perfectly placed prose, poetic language and tongue-in-cheek tone are ubiquitous throughout, as if an enchanted nanny is telling one a dark bedtime story of alienation and ruin while lovingly stroking one s head. Ms.

Truly remarkable. . . . As fun as it is dark. . . . A feast of realism, science fiction, satire, elegy and then some. . . . Atwood has concocted here an all-too-possible vision. . . . [She is] a master. The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina)

A roll of dry, black, parodic laughter. . . . One of the year s most surprising novels. The Economist

Sublime. . . . Good, solid, Swiftian science fiction from a . . . literary artist par excellence. The Denver Post

Dances with energy and sophisticated gallows humor. . . . [Atwood s] wry wit makes dystopia fun. People

A crackling read. . . . Atwood is one of the most impressively ambitious writers of our time. The Guardian

Gorgeously written, full of eyeball-smacking images and riveting social and scientific commentary. . . . A cunning and engrossing book by one of the great masters of the form. The Buffalo News

A powerful vision. . . . Very readable. The New York Times Book Review

Brilliant, impossible to put down. . . . Atwood . . . is at once commanding and enchanting. Piercingly intelligent and piquantly witty, highly imaginative and unfailingly compassionate, she is a spoonful-of-sugar storyteller, concealing the strong and necessary medicine of her stinging social commentary within the balm of dazzlingly complicated and compelling characters and intricate and involving predicaments. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Original and chilling. . . . Powerful, inventive, playful and difficult to resist. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Brilliantly constructed. . . . Jimmy and Crake grip like characters out of Greek tragedy. . . . Atwood herself is one of our finest linguistic engineers. Her carefully calibrated sentences are formulated to hook and paralyse the reader. The Daily Telegraph

Atwood does not disappoint. The Dallas Morning News

Gripping. . . . Bursts with invention and mordant wit, none of which slows down its headlong pace. . . . Atwood is in sleek form. . . . [Her] prescience is unsettling. St. Petersburg Times

Biting, black humor and absorbing storytelling. . . . Atwood entices. USA Today

Compelling. . . . Packed with fascinating ideas. . . . Her most accessible book in years, a gripping, unadorned story. The Onion

This superlatively gripping and remarkably imagined book joins The Handmaid s Tale in the distinguished company of novels (The Time Machine, Brave New World and 1984) that look ahead to warn us about the results of human shortsightedness. The Times (London)

Absorbing. . . . Atwood ahs not lost her touch for following the darker paths of speculative fiction she easily creates a believable, contained future world. Seattle Weekly

Engrossing. . . . A novel of ideas, narrated with an almost scientific dispassion and a caustic, distanced humor. The prose is fast and clean. Rocky Mountain News

Riveting and thought-provoking. . . . Keen and cutting. . . . [Atwood] has grown into one of the most consistently imaginative and masterful fiction writers writing in English today. Richmond Times-Dispatch

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