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Ship Breaker

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Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, 2010
Series: Ship Breaker: Book 1

1. Ship Breaker
2. The Drowned Cities
3. Tool of War

Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Dystopia
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In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, 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 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, award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.


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