Back of the book: On the day the world ends...
...Mau is on his way home from the Boys' Island. Soon he will be a man.
And then the wave comes -- a huge wave, dragging black night behind it and bringing a schooner which sails over and through the island rainforest.
The village has gone.
The Nation as it was has gone.
Now there's just Mau, who wears barely anything, a trouserman girl who wears far too much, and an awful lot of big misunderstandings.
Wise, witty, and filled with Terry Pratchett's inimitable comic satire, this is a terrific adventure that -- quite literally -- turns the world upside down.
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