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Ship Breaker

Ship Breaker
Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
ISBN 13: 9780316056212
ISBN 10: 316056219
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2010-05-01
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 326
List Price: $17.99

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.

The Washington Post - Mary Quattlebaum

…this gritty, tautly paced novel will rivet readers eager to learn both the fate of the young ship breaker and the reason for the world's grim collapse. Memorable characters add pith and spirit…