Raised in a poor and wilted neighborhood by an optimistic astrologer of an aunt, the young M.-J. is afflicted with the 21st century blues. But in the Summer of his (not so) sweet sixteen, life will surprise him. Love, art and the support of his colorful community will rout even his most somber ideas. Despite all that is wrong in the world, M.-J. will find that hope is the best remedy for disaster.

In our modern times wavering between catastrophes and promises, Christine Eddie’s lucid coming-of-age novel appears like a glimmer of hope and tells us that, even through the thickest concrete, flowers will always grow.

  • 192 pages
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