The House of the Scorpion

TitleThe House of the Scorpion
Year for Search2002
AuthorsFarmer, Nancy [Forsythe](b. 1941)
Date Published2002
PublisherAtheneum Books for Young Readers
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsFemale author
Annotation

Young adult dystopia. Two countries, Opium and Aztlán, near the southern border of United States are dystopias. Opium, which supplies drugs to the U.S., is completely ruled by one man, who has cloned himself, so that he can live forever. Aztlán, where people escape to from Opium, is, on its border, controlled by the Keepers, who use the escapees as slave labor. The novel is about one of the clones of El Patrón who escapes from both Opium and the Keepers and manages to destroy both.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. New York: Simon Pulse, 2004.

Holding Institutions

VUW

Author Note

U.S. female author (b. 1941) who lived in South Africa and Zimbabwe from 1971-1988.

Full Text

2002 Farmer, Nancy [Forsythe] (b. 1941). The House of the Scorpion. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Rpt. New York: Simon Pulse, 2004. VUW

Young adult dystopia. Two countries, Opium and Aztlán, near the southern border of United States are dystopias. Opium, which supplies drugs to the U.S., is completely ruled by one man, El Patrón, who has cloned himself, so that he can live forever. Aztlán, where people escape to from Opium, is, on its border, controlled by the Keepers, who use the escapees as slave labor. The novel is about one of the clones of El Patrón who escapes from both Opium and the Keepers and manages to destroy both. U.S. female author who lived in South Africa and Zimbabwe from 1971-1988.