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The water knife

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dystopias
Fiction
Science fiction
Dystopian fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paolo Bacigalupi
ISBN: 9780385352871 0385352875 9780804171533 080417153X
OCLC Number: 900869568
Description: 371 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Paolo Bacigalupi.

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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.

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