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Waste Tide

Waste Tide (Hardback)

By Qiufan, Chen
Translated by Liu, Ken

Mimi is a 'waste girl.' A member of the lowest caste on Silicon Isle, located off China's southeastern coast, and home to the world's largest electronic waste recycling center. There, thousands of miles from home, Mimi struggles to earn a living for her family and dreams of a bet...ter life. Luo Jincheng is the head of one of three clans who run the island, a role passed down from his father and grandfather before him. As the government enforces tighter restrictions, Luo in turn tightens the reins on the waste workers in his employ. Ruthlessness is his means of survival. Scott Brandle has come to Silicon Isle representing TerraGreen Recycling, an American corporation that stands to earn ungodly sums if they can reach a deal to modernize the island's recycling process. Chen Kaizong, a Chinese American, travels to Silicon Isle as Scott's interpreter. There, Kaizong is hoping to find his heritage, but finds only more questions. The home he longs for may not exist. As these forces collide, a dark futuristic virus is unleashed on the island. Against the backdrop of a gritty near-future Chinese landscape, in a world of body modifications and virtual reality, a war erupts -- between the rich and the poor; between ancient traditions and modern ambition; between humanity's past and its future.
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ISBN 9780765389312
Released NZ 30 Apr 2019
Publisher Tor Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780765389312
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Tor Books
Imprint Tor Books
Released 30 Apr 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Qiufan, Chen
Translated by Liu, Ken
Category Science Fiction
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 895.136
Weight 535g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Science fiction, Diseases, Survival, Electronic waste, Dystopian fiction
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade