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Aspiring (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Wilkins, Damien

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Sixteen-year-old Ricky has a part time job in a cafe in a South Island town being transformed by tourism. Over several months, as Ricky bicycles through the town and his daily round, we bear witness to his friendships, the trial and hilarity of school, his stirrings for prickly K...eri, the mystery of Mr Le Clair and his Cadillac, and the truth of his small family's sadness. Aspiring is a wonderfully surprising YA novel from one of New Zealand's most significant writers. Damien Wilkins's comically poignant narrative showcases his considerable gifts for character and dialogue, and his wry take on human drives and frailties; for the first time, though, his focus is on a Kiwi boy in the full internal riot and uncertainty of adolescence.
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ISBN 9780995122949
Published NZ 12 Mar 2020
Publisher Massey University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780995122949
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Massey University Press
Imprint Annual Ink
Published 12 Mar 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wilkins, Damien
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Family & Other Relationships: General
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult