Oryx and Crake - Section 2 (pages 13-33) Summary & Analysis

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Section 2 (pages 13-33) Summary

Once upon a time, Snowman was called Jimmy. His earliest memory is of a bonfire. After seeing the bonfire, he has to walk through disinfectant, while wearing his rubber boots with ducks painted on them. Jimmy worries that the disinfectant will harm the ducks.

The fire burns a huge pile of cows, sheep and pigs. It reminds Jimmy of when he cut his own hair and set fire to the strands, causing an argument between his parents. He thinks that the fire is pretty, but he wishes that he could rescue the animals. Jimmy hears his father say that the bug that killed the animals was transmitted to them intentionally.

Jimmy's father works as a genographer for OrganInc Farms and is a key architect of the pigoon project. The pigoons have been designed to grow human-tissue organs that are...

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