Raphael is a dumpsite boy. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping on it. Then one unlucky-lucky day, the world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It’s a bag of clues. It’s a bag of hope. It’s a bag that will change everything. Soon Raphael and his friends are running for their lives. Hounded by the police, it takes all their quick-thinking and fast-talking to stay ahead. As the net tightens, they uncover a dead man’s mission to put right a terrible wrong. And it's three street-boys against the world...


'Trash' is published by the legendary David Fickling, whose credits include 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' and 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'. The novel has been translated into twenty-five languages, and the film rights were snapped up long ago.

Trash the Movie

The movie, scripted by Richard Curtis, was directed in Rio by Stephen Daldry and introduces three brilliant child actors Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein as well as Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara. It has won the top prize at the Rome Film Festival and is due for release in the UK and USA in 2015. Click here to see the trailer