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Description - The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi

In this exhilarating companion to Printz Award winner and National Book Award finalist SHIP BREAKER, Paolo Bacigalupi brilliantly captures a dark future America that has devolved into unending civil wars, driven by demagogues who recruit children to become soulless killing machines.

Two refugees of these wars, Mahlia and Mouse, are known as 'war maggots': survivors who have barely managed to escape the unspeakable violence plaguing the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities. But their fragile safety is threatened when they discover a wounded half-man -a bioengineered war beast named Tool, who is hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers.

When tragedy strikes, Mahlia is faced with an impossible decision: risk everything to save the boy who once saved her, or flee to her own safety.

Drawing upon the brutal truths of current events, THE DROWNED CITIES is a powerful story of loyalty, survival and heart-pounding adventure.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781907411113
ISBN-10: 1907411119
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 28mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: ATOM
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 24-Apr-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paolo Bacigalupi

Paolo Bacigalupi's writing has been nominated for the Nebula and Hugo awards and his YA novel, SHIP BREAKER, was shortlisted for the National Book Award. He lives in Western Colorado with his wife and son.

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