Dust City

Weston, Robert Paul (2010) Dust City. Penguin Random House / Razorbill, New York. ISBN 1595142967, 978-1595142962, 1595144250, 978-1595144256

Dust City by Robert Paul Weston
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Dust City is a young adult fantasy novel based on the question, if fairy tales are archetypal histories that recur indefinitely what would their present incarnations look like? In this case, magic (also known as fairy dust) would be sold as a illicit street drug on one hand, while also turning massive profits for large thaumaturical companies on the other. The story concerns Henry Whelp, a young wolf whose father is imprisoned for the double homicide of a little girl and her grandmother. In 2011, the novel was awarded an Edgar Allan Poe Honour for Best Young Adult Mystery.

Keywords:Fairy tales, Young Adult YA fantasy genre, Young Adult fiction, weird fiction, Drug abuse, magic, Folklore, Folk tales
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W830 Prose Writing
W Creative Arts and Design > W800 Imaginative Writing
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (English)
ID Code:47981
Deposited On:17 Feb 2022 12:36

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