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Read an excerpt from “Landfill Mountains” by Rab Ferguson


Rab Ferguson Landfill mountain is an environmental thriller for young adults steeped in folklore and community! Released on September 14, 2021, read on for the synopsis and an excerpt from Landfill mountains. Make sure to pre-order it from Onwe Press!

In a world ravaged by the effects of climate change, 16-year-old Joe is left with mountains full of trash. Conditions are so harsh that he has to travel to town to seek a cure for Lily, a six-year-old girl who has fallen seriously ill from an avalanche of garbage. On his way to town, he is blown away by a hidden world overflowing with storytelling magic.

In the words of the author: “It’s amazing to work with the Onwe Press team. I can’t think of anyone better to help me share this story about the devastating impact of climate change. I’m so excited for readers to have the chance to climb the Landfill Mountains, which for so many years only existed in my own head. Maybe while they are there they will find folk tale characters living in the real world and realize, like I did, that storytelling is magic!

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Rab Ferguson was born and raised in the UK. He graduated with a first-class Creative Writing and English Literature degree in 2013, and since then has worked with young people, most notably as a storyteller. His short fiction films have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Litro, Storgy, Under the Fable, Guts Publishing, Beyond the Walls and VoiceIn Journal. His first novel The Landfill Mountains will be released in 2021.


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