by Paolo Bacigalupi
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Set in a dystopian future on an earth ravaged by environmental disaster and civilizations toppled by corporate empires, each day is a survival story. Nailer survives mostly because he is small. He is a valuable scavenger, able to break down copper wiring from the tightest passages of the ships that frequently sink along the Mississippi River. When Nailer discovers the wreckage of an elite clipper, he thinks he’s struck the jackpot, but when he discovers a survivor on board, he is forced to rethink everything about his world view and loyalties.
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