Ship Breaker

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Author(s): Paolo Bacigalupi
Series: Ship Breaker Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2010
Product Number: EB00277275
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316163361
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This thrilling bestseller and National Book Award Finalist is a gritty, high-stakes adventure of a teenage boy faced with conflicting loyalties, set in a dark future America devastated by the forces of climate change. In America's flooded Gulf Coast region, oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer. 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, Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a fast-paced adventure set in the vivid and raw, uncertain future of his companion novels The Drowned Cities and Tool of War. "Suzanne Collins may have put dystopian literature on the YA map with The Hunger Games...but Bacigalupi is one of the genre's masters, employing inventively terrifying details in equally imaginative story lines." --Los Angeles Times A New York Times Bestseller A Michael L. Printz Award Winner A National Book Award Finalist A VOYA 2010 Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers Book A Rolling Stone 40 Best YA Novels Book

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Author(s): Paolo Bacigalupi
Narrator(s): Joshua Swanson
Series:
Product Number BN9184
Released: Sep 01, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781511319874
Text
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Paolo Bacigalupi
Series:
Product Number 160017
Released: Dec 29, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780316056212