By Paolo Bacigalupi
A gritty, high-stakes event set in a futuristic international the place oil is scarce, yet loyalty is scarcer.
In America's Gulf Coast sector, grounded oil tankers are being damaged down for components via crews of kids. Nailer, a teenage boy, works the sunshine group, scavenging for copper wiring simply to make quota-and confidently stay to work out one other day. but if, by way of success or by accident, he discovers a stupendous clipper send beached in the course of a up to date storm, Nailer faces crucial determination of his lifestyles: Strip the send for all it is worthy or rescue its lone survivor, a stunning and filthy rich lady who may lead him to a greater life....
In this strong novel, Paolo Bacigalupi promises an exhilarating, fast moving event set in a shiny and uncooked, doubtful destiny.
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