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Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: House of the Scorpion

A scientist brings to life one of 36 tiny cells, frozen more than 100 years ago. The result is Matt, a clone of El Patrón, a powerful drug lord, born Matteo Alacrán to a poor family in a small village in Mexico. El Patrón is ruler of Opium, a country that lies between the United States and Aztlán, formerly Mexico; its vast poppy fields are tended by 'eejits,' human beings who attempted to flee Aztlán, programmed by a computer chip implanted in their brains. With smooth pacing that steadily gathers momentum, Farmer traces Matt's growing awareness of what being a clone of one of the most powerful and feared men on earth entails.

Book Club Info
Title: 
House of the Scorpion
Author: 
Nancy Farmer
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Event Info
Date: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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