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Trash (Hardback)

By Mulligan, Andy

In an unnamed Third World country, in the not-so-distant future, three dumpsite boys make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city. One unlucky-lucky day, Raphael finds something very special and very mysterious. So mysterious that he dec...ides to keep it, even when the city police offer a handsome reward for its return. That decision brings with it terrifying consequences, and soon the dumpsite boys must use all of their cunning and courage to stay ahead of their pursuers. It's up to Raphael, Gardo, and Rat--boys who have no education, no parents, no homes, and no money--to solve the mystery and right a terrible wrong. Andy Mulligan has written a powerful story about unthinkable poverty--and the kind of hope and determination that can transcend it. With twists and turns, unrelenting action, and deep, raw emotion, Trash is a heart-pounding, breath-holding novel.
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ISBN 9780385752145
Released NZ 12 Oct 2010
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Format Hardback
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Series Junior Library Guild Selection
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ISBN-13 9780385752145
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Imprint Bantam Doubleday Dell
Released 12 Oct 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mulligan, Andy
Series Junior Library Guild Selection
Category Award Winning
Adventure Stories
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 149mm
Height: 214mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 358g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Poverty, Mystery and detective stories, Political corruption, Developing countries, Refuse and refuse disposal
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult