The Water Knife - Chapters 1 - 10 Summary & Analysis

Paolo Bacigalupi
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Angel Velasquez lived in Las Vegas in a near-future United States of America in which the southwestern states of California, Arizona, and Nevada competed with each other for an ever-dwindling water supply during a historic period of drought. Angel worked as a “water knife,” a covert agent from Nevada sent to infiltrate and sabotage the water supplies of other states.

The narrative is is related in the past tense from a third-person omniscient narrator and alternates between focusing on the perspectives of its three central characters: Angel, Lucy, and Maria.

In Chapter 1, Angel’s boss, Catherine Case, had instructed Angel to fly to Carver City in Arizona and destroy the headquarters of the city’s water supply. Angel obeyed her orders, cutting off the water supply of more than a hundred thousand people.

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