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, fast-talking to stay ahead. As the net tightens, they uncover a dead man's mission to put right a terrible wrong. It's three street-boys against the world...
- Hardback | 224 pages
- 162 x 222 x 24mm | 392g
- 02 Sep 2010
- Penguin Random House Children's UK
- DAVID FICKLING BOOKS
- United Kingdom
"One of the most exciting and original novels of the year . . . It's a tight, thrilling story, told from various characters' perspectives and has a S lumdog , feel-good pulse beating through it. A genuine treasure find" Sally Morris The Daily Mail 20101217
"One of the most exciting and original novels of the year ... It's a tight, thrilling story, told from various characters' perspectives and has a Slumdog, -feel-good pulse beating through it. A genuine treasure find" -- Sally Morris The Daily Mail "Outstanding, hotly anticipated thriller ... an exceptionally satisfying plot" -- Amanda Craig The Times "Trash is a thriller with moral weight and a complex structure ... Without ever moralising, Mulligan raises issues of corruption, poverty, waste and excess in an exciting, but also grimly sad tale" -- Suzi Feay Financial Times "Great stuff: taut, plausible and thought-provoking" -- Toby Clements Daily Telegraph "The story has an infectious energy ... A highly entertaining and very satisfying book which should be recommended to all. It needs to be read" -- Marilyn Brocklehurst Bookseller
About Andy Mulligan
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 will soon be a major motion picture directed by Stephen Daldry and scripted by Richard Curtis.