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In a not too distant future, each family owns a Lyo, a “powdered mum”. You can buy them at the supermarket in convenient bags: they cook, clean, take care of the children. At Mara’s house, however, Isis, the family’s Lyo, begins to behave strangely: she does not destroy herself after six months, as Lyos usually do, and above all she seems to be developing feelings! To protect her, Mara embarks on a breathtaking adventure.


Pino Pace has published over 40 books, including novels, non-fiction, poetry and narrative maps for children and adults, with several Italian publishers. His books are translated in China, Colombia, Korea, France, Russia, Spain and Taiwan. For over ten years he has been teaching Narrative writing at the IED in Turin and he holds courses on writing techniques for schools of all grades.