The House of the Scorpion


The House of the Scorpion (2002) is a science fiction young adult novel by Nancy Farmer. It is set in the future and mostly takes place in Opium, a country which separates Aztlán (formerly Mexico) and the United States. The main character Matteo Alacrán, or Matt, is a young clone of a drug lord of the same name, usually called "El Patrón". It is a story about the struggle to survive as a free individual and the search for a personal identity.
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original title: The House of the Scorpion
language: English
date of publication: 2002
genre: science fiction novel
main subject: cloning
followed by: The Lord of Opium


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