By the author of THE HANDMAIDS TALE and ALIAS GRACE * 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. * 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 whos a sad man; a jealous lover whos in perpetual mourning; a fantasist who can only remember the past -INDEPENDENT Gripping and remarkably imagined -LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS