The King of Trash

The King of Trash

by Donald Willerton


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The plague of homelessness runs through it like a pulsing vein. There is murder—and bodies galore. There is unhesitating genocide. There is an escape from certain death that will haunt you.

And yet The King of Trash is a story of tenderness, of ethical struggle, and of deeply bonded humanity.

In his latest novel—and his first to move beyond the highly successful Mogi Franklin middle-reader mysteries—author Don Willerton intertwines modern-day themes of transcendent importance through a unique and intriguing tale of mystery, adventure, and courage.

Early readers have sometimes had nightmares, but yet The King of Trash is ultimately redeemed by its heart. It begins with a newspaper reporter setting out to interview a former school mate who’s now become one of the world greatest scientists—and one of its richest men. Before long, though, we are enmeshed in a web of awful and expedient “facts” building to a twenty-first-century morality tale in which no one can escape the hard and bitter decisions of the “real” world. And yet at the end, we learn, is the one central truth, the only remnant left to sustain Willerton’s fascinating and vivid characters—and all the rest of us alive on Earth as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948749169
Publisher: Terra Nova Books
Publication date: 07/15/2019
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Don Willerton grew up in a small town in Texas, surrounded by hundreds of square miles of open country, and the desire to wander has never left him. A successful career as a computer programmer and project manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory gave him the opportunity to build houses, backpack in the high country of the Rockies, climb mountains, snowshoe, ski, and raft wild rivers. In retirement now, he has successfully combined three of the things in life he loves most: history, the wondrous land of the Southwest, and creating intriguing stories for young readers.

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