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Author: Alexandra Duncan Narrator: Johanna Parker Publisher: HarperCollins Audio Length: Release Date: April 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062299901

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Her life is a shadow of a life. Her future is not her own to fashion.

Her family is a tangle of secrets. She cannot read. She cannot write.

But she is Parastrata Ava, the Captain's eldest daughter, the so girl of a long-range crewe—her obligations are grave and many.

And when she makes a mistake, in a fragrant orchard of lemons, the consequences are deadly.

There are some who would say, there but for the Mercies go I.

There are some who would say Parastrata Ava is just a silly earthstruck girl who got what was coming to her.

But they don't know the half of it.

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  • “Alexandra Duncan’s debut illustrates a richly detailed world that vividly shows a possible future of Earth where society has both regressed and progressed, where the struggles of humanity have become more dire, but where love still remains. Everything—from the world to the characters—felt viscerally real. Original and memorable.”

    - Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of Across the Universe
  • “Epic in scope and intimate in execution, Salvage is an astonishing debut. Duncan expertly crafts a story of the journey to claim oneself across the infinite expanses of both space and the human heart.”

    - Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy
  • “With complex characters, dystopian settings that smack of a neglected future brought about by global warming and far-reaching political decisions and indecision, and a galloping good adventure story, this is part science fiction, part horror story, and a less than subtle, but oh-so-effective object lesson for today’s YA readers about their possible futures.”

    - Booklist
  • “Haunting, colorful environments distinguish this debut novel about a girl fighting for survival in the far future…Memorable.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “Salvage is the book I’ve been waiting for—kick-ass, brilliant, feminist science fiction. Watch out, world. Alexandra Duncan has arrived.”

    - Stephanie Perkins, internationally bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss
  • “Alexandra Duncan is a stunning new voice. Duncan’s magnificently flawed future world exposes humanity…in ways that are ripe for discussion…Ava’s personal journey from oppression to self-actualization—by turns harrowing and heartbreaking but ultimately triumphant—will keep readers glued to the pages. Highly recommended.”

    - Rae Carson, author of the Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy

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About the Author

Alexandra Duncan grew up in a small town in North Carolina and now lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where she is a librarian. This is her first novel.

About the Narrator

Johanna Parker is an Audie and Earphone Award–winning actress living and working in San Francisco. Since narrating her first audiobook in 2002, she has received praise for her work in all genres, including her portrayal of Sookie Stackhouse in Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire books. She received her BFA in acting from Boston University and studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She has performed on stages in London, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York and has numerous film and television credits. As a voice-over actress, she has voiced commercials, video games, documentaries, and websites.