The Windup Girl - Section 1: Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

Paolo Bacigalupi
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Section 1: Chapter 1 Summary

"The Windup Girl" by Paolo Bacigalupi is a critically acclaimed science fiction novel about thirty-third century Thailand where food production and distribution is controlled through mega corporations. The novel focuses on the events leading up to a civil war, specifically how Emiko, a windup girl created in Japan, provides a reason by assassinating one of the most important men in the Kingdom. "The Windup Girl" is a fascinating tale of this future society.

Anderson Lake chooses a healthy fruit in the busy morning marketplace. Anderson is amazed by this new fruit which has obviously been created as there is no record of it having existed before today. After the seller provides certificates from the Environment Ministry as evidence that the ngaws are safe, Anderson buys 2 kilos, not bothering to bargain because such miracles are priceless. When Anderson arrives at the SpringLife...

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