The Garbage King

The Garbage King



Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird’s The Garbage King takes readers on an unforgettable emotional journey. When Mamo’s mother dies, he is abandoned in the shanties of Addis Ababa. Stolen by a child-trafficker and sold to a farmer, he is cruelly treated. Escaping back to the city, he meets another, very different runaway. Dani is rich, educated – and fleeing his tyrannical father. Together they join a gang of homeless street boys who survive only by mutual bonds of trust and total dependence on each other.

Paperback Book

336 pages

Published: 2016 by Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509802951

Dimensions: 132 x 196 x 23mm

Author(s): Elizabeth Laird


The Garbage King Paperback Book Edition by Elizabeth Laird

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