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.
Locus Award for Best Young Adult Book (2011), Romantic Times Reviewers`Choice Award (RT Award) Nominee for Best Young Adult Paranormal/Fantasy Novel (2010), Michael L. Printz Award (2011), Publishers Weekly's Best Children's Books of the Year for Fiction (2010), Lincoln Award Nominee (2013)
PublisherLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers