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The Water-breather

(2002)
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A child's summer song of heat and grief: one loveable, sensitive young boy's obsession with undoing the damage done 'I'm coming up to my ninth birthday. It's the spring of 1978. Our kilometre dial has clocked into thousands and started its cycle over and over again...Our car must keep going, always.' This is Jean-Pio's childhood: crisscrossing Europe, sandwiched between his two brothers on the back seat. Travelling to his grandfather's house deep in the French countryside, he's on the brink of discovering a secret that will change him forever. In the midst of his chaotic, wonderful family, Jean-Pio must save himself from drowning in panic, as if learning to breathe in water...

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"A strange expedition into the border zone between love and anguish, a brilliant and poetic intermingling of memories and dreams." - Lisa St. Aubin De Terán


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Hardback Editions

January 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Water-Breather
Author(s): Ben Faccini
ISBN: 0-00-711832-5 / 978-0-00-711832-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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Paperback Editions

December 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Water-Breather
Author(s): Ben Faccini
ISBN: 0-00-711833-3 / 978-0-00-711833-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Water-Breather
Author(s): Ben Faccini
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK