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Matteo Alacran was not born; he was harvested. His DNA came from El Patrin, 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 Patrin. El Patrin 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 Patrin'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 AlacrB n Estate is no guarantee of freedom, because Matt is marked by his difference in ways he doesn't even suspect.

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Now available in paperback--the recipient of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor. "This is mind-expanding fiction--think Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle," Orwell's "1984," or Nevil Shute's "On the Beach."--USA Today."

Product Details

ISBN:
9781417619009
Other:
Farmer, Nancy
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Other:
Farmer, Nancy
Author:
Farmer, Nancy
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Edition Description:
Turtleback Scho
Publication Date:
April 2004
Binding:
Prebound
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
8.24x5.30x1.33 in. 1.19 lbs.
Age Level:
11-UP

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"Synopsis" by , Now available in paperback--the recipient of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor. "This is mind-expanding fiction--think Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle," Orwell's "1984," or Nevil Shute's "On the Beach."--USA Today."
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