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Borne

Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: New York : MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First paperback edition, 2018 editionView all editions and formats
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A young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. The city is dangerous, littered with discarded experiments from the Company - a biotech firm now derelict - and punished by the unpredictable predations of a giant bear. One day, Rachel finds Borne during a scavenging mission and takes him home. Borne as a salvage is little more than a green lump - plant or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Ecofiction
Science fiction
Dystopias
Apocalyptic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 9780374537654 0374537658
OCLC Number: 988852679
Description: 349 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Jeff VanderMeer.

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A young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. The city is dangerous, littered with discarded experiments from the Company - a biotech firm now derelict - and punished by the unpredictable predations of a giant bear. One day, Rachel finds Borne during a scavenging mission and takes him home. Borne as a salvage is little more than a green lump - plant or animal? - but exudes a strange charisma. Against her instincts, Rachel keeps Borne. She cannot help herself. Borne makes Rachel see beauty in the desolation around her. She begins to feel a protectiveness she can ill afford. But as Borne grows, he begins to threaten the balance of power in the city, laying bare to Rachel how precarious her existence has been, and how dependent on subterfuge and secrets. In the aftermath, nothing may ever be the same.

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