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Austral
Austral
McAuley, Paul J.2017
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The great geoengineering projects have failed. The world is still warming, sea levels are still rising, and the Antarctic Peninsula is home to Earth's newest nation, with life quickened by ecopoets spreading across valleys and fjords exposed by the retreat of the ice. Austral Morales Ferrado, a child of the last generation of ecopoets, is a husky: an edited person adapted to the unforgiving climate of the far south, feared and despised by most of its population. She's been a convict, a corrections officer in a labour camp, and consort to a criminal, and now, out of desperation, she has committed the kidnapping of the century. But before she can collect the ransom and make a new life elsewhere, she must find a place of safety amongst the peninsula's forests and icy plateaus, and evade a criminal gang that has its own plans for the teenage girl she's taken hostage.
Main title:
Austral / Paul McAuley.
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Imprint:
London : Gollancz, 2017.©2017
Collation:
276 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Notes:
"On the outskirts of a changed world, one woman will do anything to survive..." -- cover.
ISBN:
9781473217317 (paperback)
Dewey class:
823.92
Language:
English
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