Books The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi Hardcover, 437 pages, Little Brown & Co, List Price: $17.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Drowned CitiesAuthorPaolo Bacigalupi Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary 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. Genres: Young Adult Fiction Also by Paolo Bacigalupi The Water Knife The Windup Girl Pump Six Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Drowned Cities Critics' Lists: Summer 2012 Teen Reads: Summer Books For You And Your BFF June 7, 2012 If there's one thing that teenagers of all stripes spend their energy on, it's friendship. These outstanding new novels for young adults explore friendship wherever it blossoms, whether in the extremes of a dystopian future or the more mundane emotional extremes of high school.