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Author Bacigalupi, Paolo, author

Title The water knife / Paolo Bacigalupi
Published London : Orbit, 2015
London Orbit, 2015


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Description 369 pages ; 24 cm
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
Subject Droughts -- Fiction.
Water rights -- Fiction.
Western stories.
Genre/Form Science fiction.
Dystopian fiction.
Science fiction
Reading nook.
ISBN 9780356502120 (paperback)