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Dig (Paperback)

By King, A. S.

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A searing and dynamic novel from YA master A.S. King about tangled family secrets and white supremacy in suburban Pennsylvania, for readers of Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give

ISBN 9781925773521
Barcode 9781925773521
Published 2 April 2019 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781925773521
ISBN-10 1925773523
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint The Text Publishing Company
Publication Date 2 April 2019
International Publication Date 27 June 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By King, A. S.
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Australian
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 968962

Description of this Book

Only a generation removed from being Pennsylvania potato farmers, property developers Gottfried and Marla Hemmings now sit atop a seven-figure bank account-wealth they've declined to pass on to their adult children or teenage grandchildren. `Because we want them to thrive,' Marla always says. What does thriving look like? Like carrying a snow shovel everywhere. Like selling pot from a fast-food drive-thru window. Like a first-class ticket to Jamaica between cancer treatments. Like a flea circus in a trailer. Like the GPS coordinates to a mound of dirt in a New Jersey forest. As the rot beneath the surface of the Hemmings' suburban respectability begins to spread, the far-flung grandchildren gradually find their ways back to one another, just in time to uncover the terrible cost of maintaining the family name. With her inimitable surrealism and insight into the teenage experience, YA master A.S. King explores how a corrosive culture of polite, affluent white supremacy tears a family apart and how one determined generation can save themselves.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review `A.S. King challenges readers from the first page to the last. Dig will make you question the confines of your comfort zone-if you have one. An incredible addition to an already impressive body of work.' * Erin Entrada Kelly, New York Times bestselling author and Newbery medallist * `Maybe there are writers more adept than King at capturing the outrageous and outraged voice of teenagers, but it's difficult to think of one.' * New York Times * `One of the best YA writers working today.' * John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

A. S. King is the award-winning author of nine acclaimed YA novels. Please Ignore Vera Dietz earned a 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor and Ask the Passengers won the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. King lives with her family in Pennsylvania, where she returned after a decade in Ireland living off the land and teaching adult literacy.

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