Memory Of Water: A Novel by Emmi Itäranta

Memory Of Water: A Novel

byEmmi Itäranta

Paperback | June 10, 2014

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An amazing, award-winning speculative fiction debut novel by a major new talent, in the vein of Ursula K. Le Guin.

Global warming has changed the world’s geography and its politics. Wars are waged over water, and China rules Europe, including the Scandinavian Union, which is occupied by the power state of New Qian. In this far north place, seventeen-year-old Noria Kaitio is learning to become a tea master like her father, a position that holds great responsibility and great secrets. Tea masters alone know the location of hidden water sources, including the natural spring that Noria’s father tends, which once provided water for her whole village.

But secrets do not stay hidden forever, and after her father’s death the army starts watching their town—and Noria. And as water becomes even scarcer, Noria must choose between safety and striking out, between knowledge and kinship.

Imaginative and engaging, lyrical and poignant, Memory of Water is an indelible novel that portrays a future that is all too possible.

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EMMI ITÄRANTAleads a double life, working mornings in an office at the University of Kent in the UK, and spending her with fictional characters in imaginary worlds.
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Title:Memory Of Water: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:June 10, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062326155

ISBN - 13:9780062326157

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“[Memory of Water] is simultaneously a coming-of-age story, a fantastic adventure, and a bold warning about a future that is all too real.”