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The Water Knife

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In his new novel, the writer Paolo Bacigalupi imagines what would happen if our greatest fears for water in the West came true. He sets his story of speculative fiction in a near future when extreme drought has the poor paying $6 for a gallon of water while the rich live in lush high-rise cities. Western states war with each other for dwindling water shares and hire mercenary “water knives” to claim the few sources left. Bacigalupi is coming to Utah, and he joins us Monday to talk about his novel The Water Knife.

Paolo Bacigalupi is reading from and signing his novel The Water Knife at The King’s English Bookshop on Wednesday, June 3, at 7:00 p.m. DETAILS

Paolo Bacigalupi is the author of six books. His debut novel, The Windup Girl, was awarded Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards in 2010. His new novel is called The Water Knife [Amazon|Indiebound].

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