This is the companion of one of her previous books, Oryx and Crake. In that book a dystopian future is painted where mankind is almost wiped out. Before society is ruled by corporations who splice genes and alter DNA left and right while outside their compounds the world is destroyed. Anyway, this book is taking place at the same time as Oryx and Crake but from the perspective of some ‘regular’ people outside the corporations. A very good story, a ‘nice’ read that tied in well to O&C. It makes me want to read more Atwood. Four stars out of five.