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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date May 26, 2015
Pages 371
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385352871
ISBN-10 0385352875
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $25.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: WATER IS POWER
 
Paolo Bacigalupi, New York Times best-selling author of The Windup Girl and National Book Award finalist, delivers a near-future thriller that casts new light on how we live today—and what may be in store for us tomorrow.

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 and its boss, Catherine Case, ensuring that her lush, luxurious arcology developments can bloom in the desert and that anyone who challenges her is left in the gutted-suburban dust.

When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in Phoenix, Angel is sent to investigate. With a wallet full of identities and a tricked-out Tesla, Angel arrows south, hunting for answers that seem to evaporate as the heat index soars and the landscape becomes more and more oppressive. There, Angel encounters Lucy Monroe, a hardened journalist, who knows far more about Phoenix’s water secrets than she admits, and Maria Villarosa, a young Texas migrant, who dreams of escaping north to those places where water still falls from the sky.

As bodies begin to pile up and bullets start flying, the three find themselves pawns in a game far bigger, more corrupt, and dirtier than any of them could have imagined. With Phoenix teetering on the verge of collapse and time running out for Angel, Lucy, and Maria, their only hope for survival rests in one another’s hands.  But 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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Hardcover
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from Alfred a Knopf Inc (May 26, 2015)
9780385352871 | details & prices | 371 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $25.95
About: WATER IS POWER   Paolo Bacigalupi, New York Times best-selling author of The Windup Girl and National Book Award finalist, delivers a near-future thriller that casts new light on how we live today—and what may be in store for us tomorrow.
With M. Schmidt-Degenhard | from Springer Verlag (April 1, 1992); titled "Die Oneiroide Erlebnisform: Zur Problemgeschichte Und Psychopathologie Des Erlebens Fiktiver Wirklichkeiten"
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (April 5, 2016)
9780804171533 | details & prices | 371 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.00
from Random House (May 26, 2015)
9781101875490 | details & prices | List price $20.00
With Anne Harrell | from Berkley Pub Group (December 1, 1988); titled "Minstrel's Fire"
9780425115091 | details & prices | List price $3.95
This edition also contains Minstrel''s Fire
CD/Spoken Word
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With Almarie Guerra (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Audible Studios on Brilliance audio (May 26, 2015)
9781469298320 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.48 lbs | List price $14.99
With Almarie Guerra (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Audible Studios on Brilliance audio (May 26, 2015)
9781469298924 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.18 lbs | List price $14.99
Library
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Large print edition from Center Point Pub (August 1, 2015)
9781628996463 | details & prices | 573 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.58 lbs | List price $35.95

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