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Burning City

Written by Ariel DorfmanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ariel Dorfman and Joaquin DorfmanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Joaquin Dorfman


· Random House Books for Young Readers
· eBook · Ages 10 and up
· December 18, 2007 · $6.99 · 978-0-307-43320-6 (0-307-43320-X)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

It is the simmering summer of 2001 in New York City. Heller is the youngest employee of Soft Tidings, a messenger service whose motto is “news with a personal touch.” At Soft Tidings, a message is not handed over but told to the recipient. And the messages, as a rule, are not especially good news. Heller prefers his bike to the mandatory Rollerblades, and he gets away with his maniacal bike riding because he is, hands down, the best deliverer of bad news. This summer will be memorable for Heller as he finds himself drawn into the lives of a wildly diverse cast of characters, accidentally falling in love, and relating to people in a whole new way.


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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Hailed as a literary grandmaster by Time magazine, Ariel Dorfman has received numerous international prizes for his novels, plays, poems, journalism, and essays.
Joaquin Dorfman opened his first play at the Edinburgh Festival at the age of 19. He has just finished his second novel, Through the Ordinary World.
The Dorfmans have also written two screenplays together. Ariel Dorfman lives in Durham, North Carolina, and Joaquin is between homes.


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