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Halfway through the summer Lisa receives a long-awaited visit: her old friend Alex is back. They haven’t seen each other for years, but they catch up quickly and decide to finish a raft they’d started building as children. Soon, however, Lisa realizes that the raft is no longer a game for Alex. He’s changed and something is worrying him. What happened to his mother, and why did they have to flee from their village years ago? Lisa has just twenty-one days to learn the answers: twenty-one days until the night of the fireworks and an event that the village madman calls “the end of the world”.


Vecchini Silvia

Silvia Vecchini, writes picture books, novels, poetry and comics. She runs workshops for schools, libraries and bookshops and creative writing classes. They co-wrote Fiato Sospeso (Tunué), winner at the Boscarato Award and Orbil Award, and the Gaetano e Zolletta series (Bao Publishing).

Sualzo is an acclaimed comics illustrator. He won the Festi\’DB di Moulins for L\’Improvvisatore, and was named finalist in the Micheluzzi Award.