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Trash

Trash
 

Raphael is a dumpsite boy. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping next to it. Then one unlucky-lucky day, Raphael's world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It's a bag of clues. It's ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780385619011
Published 15 September 2010 by Random House
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Mulligan, Andy
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ISBN-13 9780385619011
ISBN-10 0385619014
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Random House
Imprint David Fickling Books
Publication Date 15 September 2010
International Publication Date 2 September 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mulligan, Andy
Category Adventure Stories
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 392g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 107869

Description of this Book

Raphael is a dumpsite boy. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping next to it. Then one unlucky-lucky day, Raphael's world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It's a bag of clues. It's a bag of hope. It's a bag that will change everything. Soon Raphael and his friends Gardo and Rat are running for their lives. Wanted by the police, it takes all their quick-thinking, fast-talking to stay ahead. As the net tightens, they uncover a dead man's mission to put right a terrible wrong. Three street-boys against the world - can they win?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review One of the most exciting and original novels of the year ... It's a tight, thrilling story, told from various characters' perspectives and has a Slumdog, -feel-good pulse beating through it. A genuine treasure find -- Sally Morris The Daily Mail 20101217 Outstanding, hotly anticipated thriller ... an exceptionally satisfying plot -- Amanda Craig The Times 20100814 Trash is a thriller with moral weight and a complex structure ... Without ever moralising, Mulligan raises issues of corruption, poverty, waste and excess in an exciting, but also grimly sad tale -- Suzi Feay Financial Times 20100911 Great stuff: taut, plausible and thought-provoking -- Toby Clements Daily Telegraph 20101127 The story has an infectious energy ... A highly entertaining and very satisfying book which should be recommended to all. It needs to be read -- Marilyn Brocklehurst Bookseller 20100618

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Author's Bio

Andy Mulligan was brought up in South London. He worked as a theatre director for ten years, before travels in Asia prompted him to retrain as a teacher. He has taught English and Drama in Britain, India, Brazil and the Philippines. Andy's novel Trash has been published in twenty-two languages and will soon be a major motion picture directed by Stephen Daldry and scripted by Richard Curtis.

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