Author(s): Andy Mulligan
Fourteen-year-olds Raphael and Gardo team up with a younger boy, Rat, to figure out the mysteries surrounding a bag Raphael finds during their daily life of sorting through trash in a third-world country's dump.
Three street boys take on the world in this fast-paced, exciting, intensely moving story.
"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 Daily Mail "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" -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller "Outstanding, hotly anticipated thriller ... an exceptionally satisfying plot" -- Amanda Craig The Times "Great stuff: taut, plausible and thought-provoking" -- Toby Clements Daily Telegraph "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
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.