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The House of the Scorpion

By Nancy Farmer

MATTEO ALACRáN WAS NOT BORN; HE WAS HARVESTED.

His DNA came from El Patrón, lord of a country called Opium -- a strip of poppy fields lying between the United States and what was once called Mexico. Matt's first cell split and divided inside a petri dish. Then he was placed in the womb of a cow, where he continued the miraculous journey from embryo to fetus to baby. He is a boy now, but most consider him a monster -- except for El Patrón. El Patrón loves Matt as he loves himself, because Matt is himself.

As Matt struggles to understand his existence, he is threatened by a sinister cast of characters, including El Patrón's power-hungry family, and he is surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards. Escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But escape from the Alacrán Estate is no guarantee of freedom, because Matt is marked by his difference in ways he doesn't even suspect.

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Publish Date

2002

ISBN

9780689852237


Format: Book
Author: Farmer, Nancy
Summary: In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
Title: The house of the scorpion / Nancy Farmer.
Publisher Date: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2002.
Subject: Cloning -- Fiction Science fiction
Isbn: 9780689852237 (pbk.) 0689852223
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 13
System Items Total: 16
Call Number: C Farmer
Oclc: 48796533
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Bib Id: 184318

Format: Book
Author: Farmer, Nancy
Summary: In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
Title: The house of the scorpion / Nancy Farmer.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2002.
Description: 380 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Cloning -- Fiction
Subjects: Science fiction
Notes: "A Richard Jackson book".
LCCN: 2001056594
ISBN: 9780689852237 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0689852223
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 13
Total Copies: 16
Call Number: C Farmer