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The Resource The water knife, Paolo Bacigalupi

The water knife, Paolo Bacigalupi

Label
The water knife
Title
The water knife
Statement of responsibility
Paolo Bacigalupi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The American Southwest has been decimated by drought. Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while California watches, deciding if it should just take the whole river all for itself. Into the fray steps Las Vegas water knife Angel Velasquez. Detective, assassin, and spy, Angel "cuts" water for the Southern Nevada Water Authority, ensuring that lush, luxurious arcology developments can bloom in the desert and that anyone who challenges her is left in the gutted-suburban dust. When water is more valuable than gold, alliances shift like sand, and the only truth in the desert is that someone will have to bleed if anyone hopes to drink
Summary
Severe water shortages across the American Southwest fuel cutthroat competition between independent city-states for scarce resources. On one end of the spectrum is Las Vegas, a lush, high-tech "arcology" of fountains and gardens; on the other is Phoenix, devastated by drought yet inundated with refugees from bone-dry Texas. Against this vividly rendered backdrop, a diverse cast of characters do what they must to survive. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392544
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.A3447
LC item number
W38 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The water knife, Paolo Bacigalupi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21053200
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780385352871
Lccn
2015001576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9780385352871
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn900869568
  • (OCoLC)900869568
Label
The water knife, Paolo Bacigalupi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21053200
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780385352871
Lccn
2015001576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9780385352871
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn900869568
  • (OCoLC)900869568

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