Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Ship Breaker

Paolo Bacigalupi
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  • ISBN
    9780316056212 / 0316056219
  • Title Ship Breaker
  • Author Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Category General Fiction (children's/ya)
  • Format
  • Year 2010
  • Pages 326
  • Publisher
    Little Brown and Company
  • Imprint Little, Brown Young Readers
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 147mm x 30mm x 213mm


A dystopian thriller set one hundred years in the future, in the gulf coast region, after an environmental collapse

Publisher Description

In the 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 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...

Praise for Ship Breaker“Bacigalupi's future earth is brilliantly imagined and its genesis anchored in contemporary issues...The characters are layered and complex, and their almost unthinkable actions and choices seem totally credible. Vivid, brutal, and thematically rich, this captivating title is sure to win teen fans for the award-winning Bacigalupi.” —Booklist (starred review)"Bacigalupi (The Windup Girl) makes a stellar YA debut with this futuristic tale of class imbalance on the Gulf Coast...Bacigalupi's cast is ethnically and morally diverse, and the book's message never overshadows the storytelling, action-packed pacing, or intricate world-building." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Author Biography

Paolo Bacigalupi's writing has been nominated for the Nebula and Hugo awards, and has won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best science fiction short story of the year. He lives in Western Colorado with his wife and son.

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