A child's summer song of heat and grief: one loveable, sensitive young
boy's obsession with undoing the damage done. 'I'm coming up to my ninth
birthday. It's the spring of 1978. Our kilometre dial has clocked into
thousands and started its cycle over and over again...Our car must keep
going, always.' This is Jean-Pio's childhood: crisscrossing Europe,
sandwiched between his two brothers on the back seat. Travelling to his
grandfather's house deep in the French countryside, he's on the brink of
discovering a secret that will change him forever. In the midst of his
chaotic, wonderful family, Jean-Pio must save himself from drowning in
panic, as if learning to breathe in water...

Ben Faccini—The Water-Breather

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