The Drowned Cities

by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Drowned Cities

Hardcover, 437 pages, Little Brown & Co, List Price: $17.99 | purchase

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In a future America that has devolved into unending civil wars, Mahlia and Mouse barely escape the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities, but their safety is soon threatened and Mahlia will have to risk everything if she is to save Mouse.

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If The Hunger Games left you hungering for more tales of dystopia, pick up The Drowned Cities next. This stand-alone companion to 2011's Printz Award-winning Shipbreaker finds Paolo Bacigalupi returning to post-peak oil America, but instead of focusing on the salvage operations of the Gulf Coast, we're thrown into the war-torn refugee camps of the Southeast. Mahlia and Mouse are bound together by circumstance and friendship as they try to survive in a

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