Q&A with Margaret Atwood discussion

Margaret answering an Oryx and Crake question...

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In a thread on ORYX AND CRAKE Jenny said:

"I have read Oryx and Crake three times, and twice in book clubs. One question none of us have come up with a good solution for is why Crake would remove himself from the world just when his best creation had to start surviving on their own, with the bumbling help of Snowman. What seemed to fuel him was the success of his creations, proof of his genius and ability. Can you give me more insight on this issue?"

ANSWER: I think he knows that he himself has a) lost Oryx to Jimmy, and b) doesn’t have the compassion and patience to shepherd the Crakers.
That’s my guess.

Jenny then said: "(Also, I read in an interview that you are going to write another parallel novel to Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, focusing on MaddAdam, and that is so exciting! Maybe it can give more insight into the game players.)"

ANSWER: Yes... I hope to, if I live long enough.

Jenny (Reading Envy) (readingenvy) | 5 comments They would take quite a bit of patience indeed. Thank you so much for your response!

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