How does the story end

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In Andy Mulligan ’s novel, the boys of the dump live by their wits. The extreme poverty of their circumstances and the scarcity of opportunities require them to be creative and, sometimes, ruthless just to survive, much less to formulate and pursue any goals beyond the immediate future. In some novels, the children would be morally uplifted and learn the consequences of illegal acts or moral wrongdoing. Mulligan does not offer this kind of...

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