|Location of Publication||Paris, France|
|Story Location||Spain, France|
|Notes||This book was born of a real fact: the suicide of a 90-year-old man who rushes from the fourth floor of his retirement home to finally fly freely. The last son of a rural family, Antonio Altarriba’s father was born in Aragon at the beginning of the 20th century. His fixed idea is to leave his village for the lights of the city. It rallies the cohorts of Spaniards without bread or roof, exploited, exposed to all the rigors of time: fall of the monarchy, Second Republic, civil war, dictatorship of Franco, exodus, Second World War, return and internal exile... |
Through the extraordinary tribulations of this ordinary man, Altarriba and Kim give a universal dimension to the trajectory of an elementary particle that never gives up until the ultimate hour to fly on the wings of justice and freedom.