Saint Death (Paperback)Marcus Sedgwick (author)
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Shortlisted for The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018
Anapra is one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the Mexican city of Juarez - twenty metres outside town lies a fence, and beyond it, America - the dangerous goal of many a migrant.
Faustino is one such trying to escape from the gang he's been working for. He's dipped into a pile of dollars he was supposed to be hiding and now he's on the run. He and his friend, Arturo, have only 36 hours to replace the missing money, or they're as good as dead.
Watching over them is Saint Death. Saint Death (or Santissima Muerte) - she of pure bone and charcoal-black eye, she of absolute loyalty and neutral morality, holy patron to rich and poor, to prostitute and narco-lord, criminal and police-chief. A folk saint, a rebel angel, a sinister guardian.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 197 x 134 x 22 mm
'I read it in one glorious gulp...Sedgwick writes like a dream' -The Times
'Bleak, choppy, switching freely between perspectives and languages, Sedgwick's book pulls no punches, and will leave the reader reeling' - Guardian