Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Taking place in a post-apocalyptic future, the main character Nailer works on the light crew as a scavenger.  He finds copper wiring from ship wrecks for his boss.  But one day, after a severe hurricane, he and his friend Pima find a shipwrecked yacht (which only extremely wealthy people have).   As they loot the ship they come across a lone survivor, Nita.

Nailer and Pima work together to save Nita, whey they learn that she is the niece of the CEO of a massive trading clan.  Nailer’s father Richard Lopez eventually discovers this, and captures them with the intent of selling Nita to some of her father’s corporate enemies.  After escaping his father, Nailer takes Nita along with the half-man Tool (a genetic creation from human, dog and hyena DNA) and head to the city of Orleans II.  They hope to find one of Nita’s uncles’ captains who can save them.

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