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Waste Tide - Chen Qiufan

Waste Tide - Chen Qiufan

Title: Waste Tide

Author:  Chen Qiufan

ISBN:  9781784977931

Weight:  884g

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Waste Tide by Chen Qiufan

Mimi is drowning in the world’s trash.

She’s a ‘waste girl’, a scavenger picking through towering heaps of hazardous electronic detritus.  Along with thousands of other migrant workers, she was lured to Silicon Isle, off the southern coast of China, by the promise of steady work and a better life.

But Silicon Isle is where the rotten fruits of capitalism and consumer culture come to their toxic end.  The land is hopelessly polluted, the workers utterly at the mercy of those in power.  And now a storm is gathering, as ruthless local gangs skirmish for control, eco-terrorists conspire, investors hunger for profit, and a Chinese-American interpreter searches for his roots.

As these forces collide, conflict erupts – a war between rich and poor, a battle between past and future.  Mimi must decide if she will remain a pawn… or change the rules of the game altogether.

Peer & Press Reviews

Waste Tide is a work of spoiled and toxic beauty…  It’s more than a timely eco-thriller; it’s a dark mirror held up to our selves.

Simon Ings, author of The Smoke

A hard-hitting, uncompromising look at the near future.

Adrian Tchaikovsky

A stunning tale of greed [that] deftly exposes all the hidden contours of the human heart.

Maggie Shen King, author of An Excess Male

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Waste Tide
Translator Ken Liu
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition background

These copies have a signature page, tipped-in after the front free endpaper, which has the book’s title, the author’s name, the name of the translator and the phrase ‘SIGNED AND LIMITED FIRST EDITION’ printed on it.

Issued direct by Head of Zeus, the total number of copies in this unnumbered limited edition is unknown.

Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the tipped-in signature page (only by the author)
Book Stats
Publisher Head of Zeus
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781784977931
ISBN 10 1784977934
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 347
Size (h x w x d) 236 x 154 x 35mm
Image and Design Credits
Jacket illustration Stephen McNally

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