Ship Breaker (Paperback)
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Short Description for Ship Breaker In a future world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.
- Published: 03 October 2011
- Format: Paperback 352 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780316056199 ISBN 10: 0316056197
- Sales rank: 34,003
Full description for Ship Breaker
"A gritty, high-stakes adventure set in a futuristic world where oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer." In America's Gulf Coast region, 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, Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.