For 16 year old Peter Young the price of finding his place in the world was to lose the world in himself; it was not a price he could afford.
After the violent abduction of his parents by the criminal `Golden Hand', Peter and his brilliant friend, Navinda, flee to the Dream Factory - a stone hut on a deserted beach.
Peter has a precious secret that he must protect, but someone in the village is determined to find them and destroy the Dream Factory.
The Dream Factory is a surreal comic thriller that will be enjoyed by readers aged 12 and over.
It is a coming-of-age story that employs vivid characterisation and humour to navigate the reader through the twisting plot.
Within the seemingly peaceful village of Dingwell we find a gun-toting spinster engaged in espionage, a French criminal mastermind, murder most foul, a nervous vicar with a secret past, a talking sparrow hawk and three children named Hendrix, Page and Clapton.
The love story of Peter and Navinda unfolds in a world that is a maelstrom of deadly secrets, paranormal events and fear.
The Dream Factory is a beautifully crafted and thought-provoking novel that will be enjoyed by young adults. This book delves into the issues of identity and how young people connect with the world - everyone has their secret `dream factory'.
Developed with teachers and young adult readers, The Dream Factory is a thrilling, dark, funny and inspiring read.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Troubador Publishing
- Publication Date: 19/01/2017
- Category: Thrillers (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9781785899676