The Water Knife Setting

Paolo Bacigalupi
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Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a location of great privilege and wealth as a result of the ruthless tactics of Catherine Case and her attempts to ensure that Nevada maintains more than its fair share of the water from the Colorado River. Angel lives in luxury in Las Vegas and commits acts of violence on behalf of Case in order to be allowed to stay there. For Maria, Sarah, and Toomie, Las Vegas offers a vision of paradise which they are willing to risk everything in order to reach.

Phoenix

Phoenix is the main location of the novel. Both Maria and Lucy live in Phoenix and Angel is sent to the city as an investigator early on in the narrative. Phoenix is on the verge of becoming a disaster zone, somewhere which will shortly become entirely uninhabitable, repeating the fate of Texas in Arizona. The billboards from the city...

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