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Publisher's Summary

The Iremongers are a mean and cruel family, robust and hardworking, living in the Heaps, a vast sea of lost and discarded items.

A storm is brewing over Heap House. The Iremongers are growing restless and the whispers are getting louder. When Clod meets Lucy, a girl newly arrived from the city, everything changes. The secrets that bind Heap House together begin to unravel to reveal a dark truth that threatens to destroy Clod's world.

©2013 Edward Carey (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Astonishing and inventive." (Sunday Times)
"Delightful, eccentric, heartfelt, surprising, philosophical, everything that a novel for children should be." (Eleanor Catton)

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