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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0316056197
ISBN-13: 9780316056199
Sku: 220509089
Publish Date: 10/3/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1T
Pages:  352
Age Range:  16 to 21
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"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.
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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.
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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.

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"Bacigalupi's cast is ethnically and morally diverse, and the book's message never overshadows the storytelling, action-packed pacing, or intricate world-building." 04/19/2010

"Barely a chapter into this novel, readers may feel as if they're deep inside the black hold of an oil tanker--in a good way." 07/18/2010

Product Attributes

Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   12
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0352
Product attributePublisher:   Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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