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Aspiring
Aspiring

Aspiring

12+

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

200 Pages, 5.5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $15.00 (US $15.00) (CA $20.00)

Publication Date: May 2020

ISBN 9780995122949

Rights: US & CA

Massey University Press (May 2020)

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Overview

Fifteen-year-old Ricky lives in Aspiring, a town that’s growing at an alarming rate. Ricky’s growing, too — 6’7”, and taller every day. But he’s stuck in a loop: student, uncommitted basketballer, and puzzled son, burdened by his family’s sadness. And who’s the weird guy in town with a chauffeur and half a Cadillac? What about the bits of story that invade his head? Uncertain what’s real — and who he is — Ricky can’t stop sifting for clues. He has no idea how things will end up . . .With sunlight, verve and humour, award-winning writer Damien Wilkins brings us a beguiling boy who’s trying to make sense of it all.

Author Biography

Damien Wilkins has published novels, collections of short stories and a book ofpoems. He has written for television and theatre. He also writes and records hisown songs as The Close Readers. His work has won several awards, including,for The Miserables (1993), the New Zealand Book Award. He lives in Wellington,where he is the Director of the International Institute of Modern Letters atVictoria University.