Mélanie Fazi was born in 1976. She’s a full-time writer and translator, and winner of many awards : Prix Merlin (twice), Prix Masterton and Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (twice).
‘A novel of great charm and undeniable grace.’
Arlis is an eleven year old boy. When you’re eleven the world is full of strange and wondrous things – things like violence and death, which can emerge from nowhere and change your life forever.
Arlis lives with a travelling fairground. There’s Emmett and Lindy, the couple who run the carnival along with Jared, the legless cripple, the gorgeous snake-trainer...