Waste Tide

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Qiufan, Chen
Tor Books
Physical description: 
347 pages ; 25 cm
Publishing date: 
April 30, 2019
Book Description: 

Located off China's southeastern coast, Silicon Isle is the global capital for electronic waste recycling. Mimi is a 'waste girl', the lowest caste on the island. She's one of thousands combing the waste for recyclables. Three clans have ruled the isle for generations; Luo Jincheng is the head of one of the clans, and ruthlessness is his means of survival. Scott Brandle has come to Silicon Isle representing TerraGreen Recycling, an American corporation. Chen Kaizong, a Chinese American, is Scott's interpreter. When a dark futuristic virus is unleashed on the island, war erupts between the rich and the poor; between Chinese tradition and American ambition; between humanity's past and its future