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Welcome to Orphancorp : Winner of the 2015 Seizure Viva La Novella Prize  - Marlee Jane Ward

Welcome to Orphancorp

Winner of the 2015 Seizure Viva La Novella Prize

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Published: 23rd August 2015
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Winner of the 2015 Seizure Viva La Novella Prize

Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards for Young Adult.

A sharp-edged semi-futuristic riff about a rebellious teenager's last week at an industrial orphanage.

'Takes all of your dystopian nightmares and connects them to a mother lode of pure emotional intensity. There's so much keen detail here about the cruel logic of oppressive institutions, you'll feel Mirii's yearning for freedom in your bones - and you'll rejoice at every tiny moment of escape that she achieves. Welcome to Orphancorp is harrowing, scarily real, and ultimately super moving.' - Charlie Jane Anders (i09)

'Punchy, crunchy, sexy and smart, Welcome to Orphancorp is 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 slow-burning anger.' - Ian McDonald

'Welcome to Orphancorp is an intimate, heartfelt story set in the darkest of places. I can't stop thinking about these characters.' - Kij Johnson

'An object lesson in how to dehumanise young people by locking them up and depriving them of all warmth and care - has never been more timely. 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 her every tiny victory.' - Margo Lanagan


About the Author

Marlee Jane Ward is a writer, reader and weirdo from Melbourne, Australia. In 2014 she attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop and took second place in the Katharine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction awards. She has work coming out all over the place in 2015, so stay tuned. She digs cats, babes and food, in that precise order.

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Welcome to Orphancorp is harrowing, scarily real, and ultimately super moving. - Charlie Jane Anders (i09)

'Punchy, crunchy, sexy and smart, Welcome to Orphancorp is 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 slow-burning anger. - Ian McDonald

'Welcome to Orphancorp is an intimate, heartfelt story set in the darkest of places. I can't stop thinking about these characters. - Kij Johnson

'An object lesson in how to dehumanise young people by locking them up and depriving them of all warmth and care - has never been more timely. 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 her every tiny victory.'- Margo Lanagan

ISBN: 9781921134586
ISBN-10: 1921134585
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 23rd August 2015
Publisher: Brio Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.12