River Rats

by Caroline Stevermer, Frances Collin

A post-apocalyptic fantasy by the co-author of Sorcery and Cecilia

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780152055547
  • ISBN-10: 0152055541
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication Date: 10/01/2005
  • Carton Quantity: 36

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    A paddle wheeler cruises up the Mississippi, delivering mail and hosting an occasional concert. A scene straight out of the nineteenth century? Not quite. This Mississippi is a toxic brown river. And the paddle wheeler is run by the River Rats, a troop of orphans who survived the Flash, a nuclear holocaust. What were once huge cities are now plague-ridden ruins haunted by gangs of savage children. And the concerts the Rats play are post-apocalyptic rock and roll--a music as rough and ragged as the musicians who perform it.

    When the Rats rescue a stranger from the river, all the troubles of the old world suddenly threaten to end their travels forever.

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    "Too good to miss."--Booklist

    "An unusual, compelling futuristic novel . . . wry, sharp, lively, and perceptive."--The Horn Book (starred review)