"A gritty, high-stakes adventure set in a futuristic world where oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer."
In America's Gulf Coast region, 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, Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.
- ISBN-13: 9780606234566
- ISBN-10: 060623456X
- Publisher: Turtleback Books
- Publish Date: October 2011
- Dimensions: 8.09 x 5.42 x 1.19 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds
- Page Count: 352
- Reading Level: Ages 12-17