"Of course, without people like us Marstens, there wouldn't be anybody to do the manual labor that makes this country run. Without penal workers, who would work the production lines, or pick the melons and peaches, or maintain the streets and parks and public lavatories? Our economy depends on prison labor. Without it everybody would have to work -- whether they wanted to or not."

In the late twenty-first century Bo Marsten is unjustly accused of a causing a rash that plagues his entire high school. He loses it, and as a result, he's sentenced to work in the Canadian tundra, at a pizza factory that's surrounded by hungry polar bears. Bo finds prison life to be both boring and dangerous, but it's nothing compared to what happens when he starts playing on the factory's highly illegal football team. In the meantime, Bork, an artificial intelligence that Bo created for a science project, tracks Bo down in prison. Bork has spun out of control and seems to be operating on his own. He offers to get Bo's sentence shortened, but can Bo trust him? And now that Bo has been crushing skulls on the field, will he be able to go back to his old, highly regulated life?

Pete Hautman takes a satirical look at an antiseptic future in this darkly comic mystery/adventure.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Used availability for Pete Hautman's Rash

Hardback Editions

April 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Rash
Author(s): Pete Hautman
ISBN: 1-4352-3436-7 / 978-1-4352-3436-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-04-11
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December 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Rash
Author(s): Pete Hautman
ISBN: 1-4177-9697-9 / 978-1-4177-9697-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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February 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rash
Author(s): Pete Hautman
ISBN: 0-7862-9312-8 / 978-0-7862-9312-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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May 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rash
Author(s): Pete Hautman
ISBN: 0-689-86801-4 / 978-0-689-86801-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

March 2008 : Paperback
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Title: [( Rash )] [by: Pete Hautman] [Mar-2008]
Author(s): Pete Hautman
Publisher: Milk and Cookies Press
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March 2008 : Paperback
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Title: [(Rash )] [Author: Pete Hautman] [Mar-2008]
Author(s): Pete Hautman
Publisher: Milk and Cookies Press
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December 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rash
Author(s): Pete Hautman
ISBN: 0-689-86904-5 / 978-0-689-86904-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Audio Editions

January 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Rash
Author(s): Pete Hautman
Publisher: Recorded Books
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January 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Rash
Author(s): Pete Hautman
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Rash
Author(s): Pete Hautman
ISBN: 1-4281-1103-4 / 978-1-4281-1103-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Rash
Author(s): Pete Hautman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA