The Glass Collector by Anna Perera

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A stunning new novel from the acclaimed author of Guantanamo Boy. Fifteen-year-old Aaron lives amongst the rubbish piles in the slums of Cairo. His job? To collect broken glass. His life? Wasted. His hope? To find a future he can believe in...


The Glass Collector by Anna Perera


This novel will definitely interest teenage readers who are eager to know more about the wider world, particularly if their curiosity about Egypt has been piqued by recent events Guardian Anna Perera's book is written for teenagers, but like her previous work, the bestselling Guantanamo Boy, it will charm older readers too. Cairo pulses from its pages, dirty, smelly but intoxicating; 'the magic's everywhere.

-changing for some. I would expect it on awards shortlists in the future Books for Keeps A powerful rendering of human struggle, resilience, and hope Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Anna Perera

Anna Perera was born in London to an Irish mother and Sri Lankan father. She worked as an English teacher in two secondary schools in London, and later became responsible for a unit for excluded boys. She lives in Hampshire, England. Guantanamo Boy is her first teenage novel.

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304 pages
Interest Age: From 11


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Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

8th February 2011




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