Marlee Jane Ward
Mirii has been caught — along with the friends who were helping her find her partner, Vu.
Being in prison is just like her revisiting her childhood in Orphancorp — only worse. Under the beating heat of a desert sun, the prisoners fight for food, water and a safe place to sleep.
Our heroine begins to question her urge to fight back and rebel as all it seems to do is lead her and the people she cares for deeper into trouble.
Fast-paced, gritty and original, Prisoncorp is the final instalment in the Welcome to Orphancorp trilogy. It confirms Marlee Jane Ward as one of Australia’s best YA authors.
Pub date: Apr 2019
Pub date: Apr 2019
Page extent: 180 pp
Trim: 198 x 129 mm
RRP: AUD$16.99, NZD$19.99
Praise for Marlee Jane Ward
‘This gritty, greasy story is peppered with violence and lit with the slenderest shafts of affection and hope. It will make your jaw clench with fear for the indomitable Mirii Mahoney and your fist punch the air at every tiny victory.’ —Margo Lanagan
‘Punchy, crunchy, sexy and smart ... a short sharp shock of a story with bruised-but-not-broken characters and a bonsai dystopia you can actually believe in. Marlee Jane Ward is a writer of heart and passion, muscle and slowburning anger.’ —Ian McDonald
‘a bit like S.E. Hinton refracted, through an unobtrusively queer and feminist lens, into a more prismatic view of the contemporary teen psyche.’ Sydney Morning Herald
‘Takes all of your dystopian nightmares and connects them to a mother lode of pure emotional intensity.’ Goodreads
‘It’s an unsettling and effective piece within which the reader, much like Mirii herself, grabs at uncertain hope wherever it can be found.’ Simon Petrie
‘Welcome to Orphancorp has echoes of Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, as both present a near-future dystopian world'. Liz McShane
‘Fantastic voice to this fast-paced novella. Thought provoking ideas. Deserving of its awards!’ Booktopia