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The Lord of Opium

By Nancy Farmer, 1941-

As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the Scorpion, winner of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor.

Matt has always been nothing but a clone—grown from a strip of old El Patron’s skin. Now, at age fourteen, he finds himself suddenly thrust into the position of ruling over his own country. The Land of Opium is the largest territory of the Dope Confederacy, which ranges on the map like an intestine from the ruins of San Diego to the ruins of Matamoros. But while Opium thrives, the rest of the world has been devastated by ecological disaster—and hidden in Opium is the cure.

And that isn’t all that awaits within the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted by the ubiquitous army of eejits, zombielike workers harnessed to the old El Patron’s sinister system of drug growing—people stripped of the very qualities that once made them human.

Matt wants to use his newfound power to help, to stop the suffering, but he can’t even find a way to smuggle his childhood love, Maria, across the border and into Opium. Instead, his every move hits a roadblock, some from the enemies that surround him…and some from a voice within himself. For who is Matt really, but the clone of an evil, murderous dictator?

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Format: Book
Author: Farmer, Nancy, 1941-
Summary: In 2137, fourteen-year-old Matt is stunned to learn that, as the clone of El Patrón, he is expected to take over as leader of the corrupt drug empire of Opium, where there is also a hidden cure for the ecological devastation faced by the rest of the world.
Title: The lord of Opium / Nancy Farmer.
Publisher Date: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2013.
Subject: Cloning -- Teen fiction. Drug traffic -- Teen fiction. Environmental degradation -- Teen fiction. Science fiction
Isbn: 9781442482548 (hbk.) 1442482540 (hbk.) 9781442482562 (ebook) 1442482567 (ebook)
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System Items Total: 4
Call Number: TF Farmer
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Bib Id: 447636

Format: Book
Author: Farmer, Nancy, 1941-
Summary: In 2137, fourteen-year-old Matt is stunned to learn that, as the clone of El Patrón, he is expected to take over as leader of the corrupt drug empire of Opium, where there is also a hidden cure for the ecological devastation faced by the rest of the world.
Title: The lord of Opium / Nancy Farmer.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2013.
Description: 411 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Target Audience Note: Ages 12 and up.
Series: [House of the scorpion] ; [2]
Subjects: Cloning -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Drug traffic -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Environmental degradation -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Science fiction
Notes: "A Richard Jackson Book."
Notes: Sequel to: House of the scorpion.
LCCN: 2012030418
ISBN: 9781442482548 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1442482540 (hbk.)
ISBN: 9781442482562 (ebook)
ISBN: 1442482567 (ebook)
Requests: 1
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: TF Farmer