Three street boys take on the world in this fast-paced, exciting, intensely moving story.
SOON TO BE A MAJOR FILM BY STEPHEN DALDRY AND RICHARD CURTIS
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...
Paperback$17.99 RRPISBN: 9781909531130Published: 01/08/2014Imprint: Definitions (Young Adult)Extent: 224 pages
eBookCHECK RETAILER PRICEISBN: 9781409098119Published: 01/09/2010Imprint: RHCP DigitalExtent: 224 pages
CD$45.00 RRPISBN: 9781846577499Published: 15/04/2011Imprint: RHCP Audio
"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
"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
"A superbly original tale" - The Sun
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.