The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion

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MATTEO ALACRAiN WAS NOT BORN; HE WAS HARVESTED. His DNA came from El PatrA³n, 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 PatrA³n. El PatrA³n 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 PatrA³n'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 AlacrAin Estate is no guarantee of freedom, because Matt is marked by his difference in ways he doesn't even suspect.MATTEO ALACRAiN WAS NOT BORN; HE WAS HARVESTED.

Title:The House of the Scorpion
Author:Nancy Farmer
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2010-05-11


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