Salvage

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.30 hours)
Product Number: Z100080009
Released: Apr 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062299901
Narrator/s: Johanna Parker
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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Description

Ava, a teenage girl living aboard the male-dominated deep space merchant ship Parastrata, faces betrayal, banishment, and death. Taking her fate into her own hands, she flees to the Gyre, a floating continent of garbage and scrap in the Pacific Ocean, in this thrilling, surprising, and thought-provoking debut novel that will appeal to fans of Across the Universe, by Beth Revis, and The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood. Internationally bestselling author Stephanie Perkins called it "brilliant, feminist science fiction." Ava is the captain's daughter. This allows her limited freedom and a certain status in the Parastrata's rigid societyA??but it doesn't mean she can read or write or even withstand the forces of gravity. When Ava learns she is to be traded in marriage to another merchant ship, she hopes for the best. After all, she is the captain's daughter. But instead, betrayal, banishment, and a brush with love and death are her destiny, and Ava stows away on a mail sloop bound for Earth in order to escape both her past and her future. The gravity almost kills her. Gradually recuperating in a stranger's floating cabin on the Gyre, a huge mass of scrap and garbage in the Pacific Ocean, Ava begins to learn the true meaning of family and home and trustA??and she begins to nourish her own strength and soul. This sweeping and harrowing novel explores themes of choice, agency, rebellion, and family, and after a tidal wave destroys the Gyre and all those who live there, ultimately sends its main character on a thrilling journey to Mumbai, the beating heart of Alexandra Duncan's postA??climate change Earth. An Andre Norton Award nominee.

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Author(s): Alexandra Duncan
Series: Salvage Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2014

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Author(s): Alexandra Duncan
Narrator(s): Johanna Parker
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Product Number DD12481
Released: Apr 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483006604
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Author(s): Alexandra Duncan
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Product Number EB00230655
Released: Apr 01, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
ISBN: #9780062220165

Professional reviews

"Alexandra Duncan has created a dark future that is at once utterly remote and disturbingly familiar. Johanna ParkerÕs perceptive, energetic narration makes the fantastic seem real and emotionally relevant for listeners of all ages. Parastrata Ava has assumed a position of immense responsibility and danger within her fatherÕs space community, but when she realizes just how big the universe is, and the number of choices that have been denied her, she finds the courage to defy everyone and carve a life of her own. Parker makes the fear and wonder in ParastrataÕs journey tangible and creates a supporting cast of readily identifiable, sympathetic characters. Parker is a calm and steady guide for listeners through this haunting, ominous, and ultimately captivating world. B.E.K. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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