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Unity Books Wellington, Annual Ink and Massey University Press warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of ASPIRING BY DAMIEN WILKINS to be launched by Carl Shuker. All welcome.
ABOUT THE BOOK An engaging, funny and moving novel about a boy trying to make sense of it all
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Damien Wilkins has published novels, collections of short stories and a book of poems.