THE HOUSE OF THE SCORPION

THE HOUSE OF THE SCORPION

By: Farmer, Nancy

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This modern classic takes on an iron-fisted drug lord, clones bred for their organs, and what it means to be human. Winner of the National Book Award as well as Newbery and Printz Honors.

Matteo Alacran was not born; he was harvested. His DNA came from El Patron, lord of a country called Opium a strip of poppy fields lying between the United States and what was once called Mexico. Matt s first cell split and divided inside a petri dish. Then he was placed in the womb of a cow, where he continued the miraculous journey from embryo to fetus to baby. He is a boy now, but most consider him a monster except for El Patron. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself, because Matt is himself.
As Matt struggles to understand his existence, he is threatened by a sinister cast of characters, including El Patron s power-hungry family, and he is surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards. Escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But escape from the Alacran Estate is no guarantee of freedom, because Matt is marked by his difference in ways he doesn t even suspect.

Title: THE HOUSE OF THE SCORPION

Author Name: Farmer, Nancy

Categories: Teens, Teens - Dystopian Fiction,

Publisher: Simon Pulse: 2004

ISBN Number: 0689852231

ISBN Number 13: 9780689852237

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 146634

Description: Corner crease on cover.

Keywords: Dystopian Fiction - Teens,