Oryx and Crake Characters

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Snowman/ Jimmy

Snowman is the adopted name of Jimmy. After the fall of mankind, Jimmy is left alone and appears to be the sole survivor of his species. Without society to define him, he renames himself Snowman. His full adopted name, known only to himself, is Abominable Snowman. He believes it is apt since he has proven abominable in the face of plague. Later, however, he decides that he might be the other kind of snowman, the kind that is an unconvincing replica of a human being and will melt into nothingness.

Although Jimmy is not a genius, he does possess a knack for language and a love of word usage. After graduating from the Martha Graham Academy, Jimmy works as an ad man for self-help products. Later, Crake hires him to lead the ad campaign for BlyssPlus, a Viagra-like drug.

Jimmy finds it hard to form connections with...

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