The House Of The Scorpion( from 131 reviews )
PublisherSimon And Schuster
Publication date01 August 2013
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Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't 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 Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's 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 doesn't even suspect.
Praise for The House of Scorpions:
'It's a pleasure to read science fiction that's full of warm, strong characters... that doesn't rely on violence as the solution to complex problems of right and wrong. It's a pleasure to read.' Ursula K. LeGuin
'Fabulous' Diana Wynne Jones
Also by Nancy Farmer:
The Sea of Trolls
Land of the Silver Apples
The Islands of the Blessed
The Lord of Opium
The House Of The Scorpion
01 August 2013
Simon And Schuster