*Winner of the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel* In this Time Magazine Top 10 book of the year, Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko. Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature.
This dystopian YA novel takes place in a gritty future where the divide between rich and poor is deep. Nailer, a teenage boy, works hard to survive and must make some tough decisions between doing what is smart and doing what is right.