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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 9781909531130
Barcode 9781909531130
Published 1 August 2014 by Random House
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Mulligan, Andy

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ISBN-13 9781909531130
ISBN-10 1909531138
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Definitions
Publication Date 1 August 2014
International Publication Date 12 June 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Mulligan, Andy
Category Adventure Stories
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 159g
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 506038

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 and fast-talking to stay ahead. As the net tightens, they uncover a dead man's mission to put right a terrible wrong. And now it's three street boys against the world...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review One of my favourite novels of 2010, now in paperback with a new cover look. Reminiscent of Slumdog Millionaire, three dumpsite boys take on the world in this gripping and intensely moving story ... Harrowing, exhilarating, humbling and quite brilliant The Bookseller Outstanding, hotly anticipated thriller ... an exceptionally satisfying plot The Times Trash is a brilliant book. It's vibrant, exciting and incrediby well-written Wonderful - an exciting story with engaging characters told in a clever way with spare but lyrical prose ... Trash comes highly recommended by me, and I don't have time to say any more about it because I'm off to read it again. And after that, I might read it again. And then again. You read it too The Bookbag A thriller with moral weight and a complex structure Financial Times
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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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 is now a Bafta-nominated major film directed by Stephen Daldry and scripted by Richard Curtis.

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