Trash

Sharon Darrow (Author)
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Description

Amid gritty free verse, Darrow interweaves beautifully crafted forms such as the villanelle, sestina and pantoum, whose intricate patterns suit Sissy's mournful voice. -- Publishers Weekly

For sixteen-year-old Sissy and her brother Boy, trash is a reminder of one too many sorry foster placements they've endured, a way of life they can't wait to escape. Now on the run in search of their big sister Raynell, ironically they are forced to rely on their trash-picking skills for sustenance and shelter. Reunited at last with Raynell in St. Louis, Boy and Sissy shed their old identities, reinvent themselves as graffiti artists, and splash their new names on city bridges and walls. But one night's expedition goes horribly wrong, and Sissy looks again to trash, this time as the beginning of something artful and beautiful.

Product Details

Price
$16.98
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
August 08, 2006
Pages
148
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.58 X 0.73 inches | 0.68 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780763626242
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About the Author

Sharon Darrow is the author of The Painters of Lexieville and Through the Tempests Dark and Wild: A Story of Mary Shelley, Creator of Frankenstein, illustrated by Angela Barrett. Sharon Darrow lives in Plainfield, Vermont.