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Three street boys take on the world in this fast-paced, exciting, intensely moving story.

Trash, Andy Mulligan


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...

Available Formats

  • Paperback
    $17.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9781909531130
    Published: 01/08/2014
    Imprint: Definitions (Young Adult)
    Extent: 224 pages
  • Paperback
    $17.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9781909531338
    Published: 02/02/2015
    Imprint: Definitions (Young Adult)
    Extent: 240 pages
  • eBook
    ISBN: 9781409098119
    Published: 01/09/2010
    Imprint: RHCP Digital
    Extent: 224 pages
  • CD
    $45.00 RRP
    ISBN: 9781846577499
    Published: 15/04/2011
    Imprint: RHCP Audio
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"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

Andy Mulligan

Andy Mulligan was brought up in the south of 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 India, Brazil, the Philippines and the UK. He now divides his time between London and Manila.