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Top 40 Book Club : Top 40 Book Club Reads 2016
BOOK CLUB READS Top 40 2016 3 FICTION FICTION The Water Knife Paolo Bacigalupi Par t dystopian sci-fi thriller and par t old-school noir, The Water Knife is set in an entirely too plausible future where drought has bought the Colorado River to an all-time low and the south-western states of America battle over dwindling water resources. States with ‘ junior’ water rights become dusty ghettos as they lose access to water, while states with ‘senior’ rights continue with life as normal. Within this new social hierarchy, law makers scrabble to find ways to enhance their water rights and ensure supply continues while paid thugs (or water knives) operate undercover to shut down cities and towns with junior rights at their behest. On the losing end of this trickle-down dys topia is water knife Angel Vasquez, journalist Lucy, and Texan refugee Maria. Their paths intersect in Phoenix as a game changing water rights bill has been uncovered – but what will be the cost to human life when it is made public? And is it ever possible to right the wrongs of the past, or is the only way forward?
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