First U.K. edition. Signed and dated by the author. Author's first novel. First published in Brazil in 2009. Translated from the Brazilian Portuguese by Nick Caistor. Fine in dust jacket. If I close my eyes now, I can still feel her blood on my fingers. If only I had closed my eyes then, or kept my mouth shut, not told anyone about our discovery by the swimming hole, we could have gone back to dreaming about spaceships. A horrible discovery by two young boys while playing in a mango plantation marks the end of their childhood. As they finally open their eyes to the adult world, they see a place where storybook heroes don't exist but villains and lies do.
Inventory Number: 34035