An amazing, award-winning speculative fiction debut novel by a major new talent, in the vein of Ursula K. Le Guin.
Global warming has changed the world’s geography and its politics. Wars are waged over water, and China rules Europe, including the Scandinavian Union, which is occupied by the power state of New Qian. In this far north place, seventeen-year-old Noria Kaitio is learning to become a tea master like her father, a position that holds great responsibility and great secrets. Tea masters alone know the location of hidden water sources, including the natural spring that Noria’s father tends, which once provided water for her whole village.
But secrets do not stay hidden forever, and after her father’s death the army starts watching their town—and Noria. And as water becomes even scarcer, Noria must choose between safety and striking out, between knowledge and kinship.
Imaginative and engaging, lyrical and poignant, Memory of Water is an indelible novel that portrays a future that is all too possible.
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About the Author
Emmi Itäranta writes fiction in Finnish and English. Her professional background is an eclectic mix of writing-related activities, including stints as a columnist, theatre critic, scriptwriter and press officer. She is the author of Memory of Water and lives in Canterbury, England.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An easy read to start which gets progressively deeper and more compelling as you go on. The writing is splended and it is important to read and sometime savor every word and sentence. If you can not place yourself in this story and feel the emotion just under the surface, go back to reading comic books. I hope the author can continue to write books this well. Highly recommended
This book sucks big time it was a total waste of money. If you are a sifi fan run from it
Lyrical writing. Engaging teenage main character who must make difficult decisions in a far future post global change society. Themes of loyalty, trust, friendship, identity and survival. Highly recommended. You don't need to be a sci-fi fan to appreciate this novel.