Memory of Water

Memory of Water

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
After global warming changes the world's geography and its politics, seventeen-year-old Noria Kaitio becomes a tea master, a position that holds great responsibility and great secrets.

HARPERCOLL

An amazing, award-winning speculative fiction debut novel by a major new talent, in the vein of Ursula K. Le Guin.

Global warming has changed the world’s geography and its politics. Wars are waged over water, and China rules Europe, including the Scandinavian Union, which is occupied by the power state of New Qian. In this far north place, seventeen-year-old Noria Kaitio is learning to become a tea master like her father, a position that holds great responsibility and great secrets. Tea masters alone know the location of hidden water sources, including the natural spring that Noria’s father tends, which once provided water for her whole village.

But secrets do not stay hidden forever, and after her father’s death the army starts watching their town—and Noria. And as water becomes even scarcer, Noria must choose between safety and striking out, between knowledge and kinship.

Imaginative and engaging, lyrical and poignant, Memory of Water is an indelible novel that portrays a future that is all too possible.



Baker
& Taylor

"An amazing, award-winning dystopian debut novel by a major new talent"--
After global warming changes the world's geography and its politics, and wars are waged over water, 17-year-old Noria Kaitio becomes a tea master, a position that holds great responsibility and great secrets, until her father's death forces her to chose between safety and fighting back. Original. 50,000 first printing.
"The award-winning speculative debut novel, now in English for the first time! In the far north of the Scandinavian Union, now occupied by the power state of New Qian, seventeen-year-old Noria Kaitio studies to become a tea master like her father. It is a position that holds great responsibility and a dangerous secret. Tea masters alone know the location of hidden water sources, including the natural spring that once provided water for her whole village. When Noria's father dies, the secret of the springreaches the new military commander. and the power of the army is vast indeed. But the precious water reserve is not the only forbidden knowledge Noria possesses, and resistance is a fine line. Threatened with imprisonment, and with her life at stake, Noria must make an excruciating, dangerous choice between knowledge and freedom"--

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada Ltd. JUN 2014
ISBN: 9780062326157
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER

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