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The House of the Scorpion, EPUB eBook

The House of the Scorpion EPUB


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Newberry Honour Award Winner & National Book Award Winner.

Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isnt considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA.

As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patrons power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opiums poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom . . .because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesnt even suspect.

Praise for The House of Scorpions:
Its a pleasure to read science fiction thats full of warm, strong characters... that doesnt rely on violence as the solution to complex problems of right and wrong. Its a pleasure to read.Ursula K. LeGuin
FabulousDiana Wynne Jones

Also by Nancy Farmer:

The Sea of Trolls
Land of the Silver Apples
The Islands of the Blessed
The Lord of Opium


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