Oryx and Crake - Section 6 (pages 111-144) Summary & Analysis

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Section 6 (pages 111-144) Summary

Snowman wakes up in deep darkness. Now Oryx comes to him. He tells her that his feelings for her aren't just sexual. He truly loves her. In a flashback, Jimmy asks Oryx about her childhood. She refuses to say much, but he deduces that she lived in a hut in a village in a place like Vietnam or Cambodia. She cannot remember the language she spoke as a child, because she was sold to a child-dealer who visited the village every once in a while. The village people referred to the selling of children as apprenticeship, which implied that the children would be trained to work in jobs outside the village. After leaving the village, the children would be trained to sell flowers to tourists on the city streets. With the earnings from selling one child, a parent could...

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