Everything Alix knows about her life is a lie. At least that's what a mysterious young man who's stalking her keeps telling her. But then she begins investigating the disturbing claims he makes against her father. Could her dad really be at the helm of a firm whose sole purpose is to distort the truth and cover-up wrongdoing by hugely profitable corporations? Is he actually defending greedy power-mongers who have allowed innocent victims to die? Is it possible that her father is the bad guy, and that the young criminal who calls himself Moses--and his radical band of teen vandals--are right? Alix has to make a choice, but can she truly risk everything and blow the whistle on the man who loves her and raised her?
In this contemporary thriller, National Book Award Finalist Paolo Bacigalupi explores the timely issue of how public information is distorted for monetary gain, and how those who exploit it must be stopped.
* "[A] provocative thriller.... Fans of Cory Doctorow's work should love this book."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Paolo Bacigalupiis the author of the highly acclaimed The Drowned Cities and Ship Breaker, a New York Times bestseller, Michael L. Printz Award winner, and National Book Award finalist. He is also the author of the Edgar Awards nominee The Doubt Factory; a novel for younger readers, Zombie Baseball Beatdown; and two bestselling adult novels for adults, The Water Knife and The Windup Girl. His first work of collected short fiction was Pump Six and Other Stories. The winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, John W. Campbell Memorial, and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awards, he lives in western Colorado with his wife and son. The author invites you to visit his website at windupstories.com.