Ship Breaker

Ship Breaker

By Paolo Bacigalupi; Joshua Swanson (Performed by)

Brilliance Audio, Compact Disc, 9781441883476

Publication Date: November 20, 2010


In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.

In this powerful novel, award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.

About the Author
Paolo Bacigalupi s debut young adult novel, Ship Breaker, was a Michael L. Printz Award winner, a National Book Award Finalist, and a Locus Award winner. His debut adult novel, The Windup Girl, was named by Time Magazine as one of the ten best novels of 2009 and won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards. His short-story collection, Pump Six and Other Stories, was a 2008 Locus Award winner for Best Collection and was also named one of the Best Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly. He lives with his wife and son in western Colorado.

Joshua Swanson is a five-time "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, including for "This Book Is Not Good for You" by Pseudonymous Bosch and "Testimony" by Anita Shreve. He has narrated over one hundred books since 2007 and was named a Best Voice of 2010 for his work in the young adult genre by "AudioFile" magazine.