THE HOUSE OF THE SCORPION.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Atheneum, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - This young adult novel, set in the not very distant future, was the unprecedented winner of 3 major awards: the 2002 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the 2003 Newbery Honor Award and the 2003 Prinz Honor Award. This is the story of Matt, a young boy who is the clone of El Patron, the 140 year old drug lord of a new empire carved out between the border of Mexico and called Opium. Dust jacket praise from Ursula K. Le Guin who said ' It is a pleasure to read science fiction that's full of warm, strong characters - people who are really fond of one another, children who are ignorant and vulnerable, powerful evildoers whom one can pity...' SIGNED on the title page. 380 pp. ISBN: 0-689-852223.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.