The House of the Scorpion (Compact Disc)

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By Nancy Farmer, Raul Esparza (Read by)
$39.99
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Description


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

Praise For…


* “Readers will be hooked from the first page.”


* "An inspiring tale of friendship, survival, hope, and transcendence."



* “This is a powerful, ultimately hopeful story that builds on today's sociopolitical, ethical, and scientific issues and prognosticates a compelling picture of what the future could bring. All of these serious issues are held together by a remarkable coming-of-age story.”



“Mind-expanding fiction.”



“Strong, rough, exciting reading.”



“A story rich in twists and tangles, heroes and heroines, villages and dupes, and often dazzlingly beautiful descriptive prose.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9780743572460
ISBN-10: 0743572467
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: October 1st, 2008
Pages: 9
Language: English