What would you do if an anonymous message told
you that you had a son 18 years ago? Especially when
you dream of giving your autistic child a brother

FORMAT: 130 x 200
PAGES: 260
WORDS: 69 000 approx.
PUBLICATION DATE: September 2020
PUBLISHER: Faralonn éditions

RIGHTS SOLD: Portuguese (Brazil)

The Work

Chemotherapy, hospitals, doctors: Martin knows all too well that he doesn’t have much time left to live. He is not afraid to die, yet one question obsesses him: who will take care of Antonin, his twelve-year-old son with a severe form of autism, once his wife is no longer around? Remorse gnaws at him, and he regrets more than ever not having offered his son a brother or sister who could look after him.
So, when a mysterious message informs him that Marcia, his first love, gave birth to a child of his many ago, he doesn’t even think for a second: he leaves for Brazil with the hope of finding the woman he loved so much 18 years ago and meeting this child, this older brother, whom he knows nothing about.
In spite of the pain caused by his cancer, the suffering caused by the parting with his wife and son, and the imminent death that awaits him, Martin sinks into the heart of the Amazonian forest, determined to survive until the end of this desperate quest, hoping to leave this world with a peaceful heart…

The Author(s)

Sébastien Acacia is an author and film director, trained in Fine Arts at the Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Besançon and in Cultural Anthropology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. From a very young age he has had a passion for humanities, the history of ancient civilizations and religions, and, above all, science. After learning that his little boy was suffering from a rare disease when he was not yet 3 years old, he decided to dedicate some time to him and to fulfill his old dream of writing novels.

Key Sales Points

– This book is a novel about tenderness. A strong novel. A novel of love beyond life. Beyond death. A gift of one self to perpetuate life. To make up for a lack of love.
– A beautiful book that will mark the readers’ souls and make them reflect long after the story’s end.