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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. From the Hardcover edition.
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ISBN 9781451734065
Released NZ 1 Jan 2011
Publisher Ember
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781451734065
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Ember
Imprint Ember
Released 1 Jan 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mulligan, Andy
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code FIC
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Poverty, Mystery and detective stories, Political corruption, Developing countries, Refuse and refuse disposal
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile