October 3, 2011
October 3, 2011
A gritty, high-stakes adventure set in a futuristic world where oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer.
In America's Gulf Coast region, grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts by crews of young people. Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota-and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or by chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life....
In this powerful novel, Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.
In a world where oil no longer exists and the disparity between rich and poor has reached epic proportions, Nailer works on a light crew in the Gulf Coast. Barely surviving each day's scavenging, he must contend with life-ending weather and a cruel father with shady connections. But when a wealthy girl is shipwrecked, Nailer finds himself helping her. He becomes entangled in her world, and finds himself very much in over his head. With expert world building and a fast-paced plot, this is author Paolo Bacigalupi's first novel written for young adults. He writes adult science fiction, including THE WINDUP GIRL.
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Action + Adventure / General, General, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic
- Age: Teen
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
- Online Item #: 13745559
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-73-7951
- ISBN: 9780316056199
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported