Author(s): Paolo Bacigalupi
In this contemporary thriller, National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestselling author Paolo Bacigalupi explores the timely issue of how public information is distorted for monetary gain, and how those who exploit it must be stopped.
Everything Alix knows about her life is a lie. At least that's what a mysterious young man who's stalkingher keeps saying. But then she begins investigating the disturbing claims he makes against her father. Could her dad really be at the helm of a firm that distorts the truth and covers up wrongdoing by hugely profitable corporations that have allowed innocent victims to die? Is it possible that her father is the bad guy, and that the undeniably alluring criminal who calls himself Moses--and his radical band of teen activists--is right? Alix has to make a choice, and time is running out, but can she truly risk everything and blow the whistle on the man who loves her and raised her?
[A] provocative thriller... Fans of Cory Doctorow's work should love this book. Publishers Weekly, starred review A suspenseful, page-turning yarn... Bound to provoke thought. Kirkus Reviews A searing indictment... Bacigalupi, unafraid to name names, makes readers question the morality of everyday decisions... and recommends that all of us be cynics when it comes to megaconglomerates...Multi-award-winning Bacigalupi is becoming an indispensable voice in YA. Booklist From the opening pages, this is an action-packed thriller with the FBI, secret service, thousands of rats, a kidnapping, and a little romance... Bacigalupi scores again. Library Media Connection, starred review An exciting read... Bacigalupi has done an impressive job of placing the reader in the front seat. VOYA This is a gripping, unsettling read that will no doubt prompt further discussion long after the climactic, cinematic finale. The Horn Book
Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl was one of the most celebrated SF debuts of all time, winning both the Hugo and Nebula awards. Following a number of award-winning novels for younger readers, The Water Knife marks his return to adult fiction. He is a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist, and lives in Colorado with his wife and son.