Oryx and Crake is the story of Snowman, a hermit living in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by plague and overrun with genetically modified animals and plants. Snowman, or Jimmy, knew the creators of this strange world and worked alongside them. Crake, his brilliant but amoral friend, engineered the plague that reconfigured the world. Oryx, an object of desire to both men, is an enigmatic woman who helped to usher in Crake's new, peaceful world.

Summary of Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

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