The Can Opener's Daughter
Vera Pike: free thinker, troublemaker, rebel. Vera's mother is the Weather Clock; she presides over the satellite town of Head Acre, which hovers a few hundred feet above Bear Park. Her father is a can opener; he spends most of his time in Vera's pocket. The Acre is a cruel and oppressive place, shaped by the dictatorship of Vera's omnipotent, megalomaniac mother: the Prime Minister of Weather and Chance. No wonder Vera fled. At the police station, her friend Scarper Lee is in a pickle jar, alive for now, but only until tomorrow: his deathday. Vera hatches a plan. But with the help of Castro Smith, can she save Scarper from his certain fate? The Can Opener's Daughter is a dark and inventive coming-of-age tale.