Oryx and Crake is the first book in Margaret Atwood’s dystopian trilogy Maddadam. The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic future around the year 2050 and centres on the main character called Snowman. As the only human left on earth, Snowman is tasked with teaching a group of humanoids known as Crakers. All the while he is dwelling on the past, his lost-love Oryx and the devastating set of events that brought him to this place.
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