Oryx and Crake - Section 4 (pages 47-92) Summary & Analysis

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Section 4 (pages 47-92) Summary

Snowman sees a rakunk and remembers having one for a pet when he was ten. It was a late birthday gift, because Jimmy's parents never remembered his birthday until he reminded them. An OrganInc scientist, working at the lab in his free time, created the rakunk, a genetically modified skunk that is calm and clean. Jimmy names his rakunk "Killer," even though it is a sweet animal.

Soon after Jimmy's birthday, his father transfers to a higher-level job at NooSkinz, a subsidiary of HelthWyzer. The family moves to the HelthWyzer compound, where security is tighter than it was at OrganInc. Sharon, Jimmy's mother, resents the presence of armed guards.

Jimmy attends HelthWyzer Public School, where he establishes himself as the class clown. Through a hidden microphone, Jimmy hears a conversation between his parents. Sharon says his father's work is...

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