Our feelings and fears about growing up and mortality are the dominant themes of this book. You will recognise the emotions of this grieving family. Jean-Pio, an observant eight year old, is struggling to make sense of his grief, loss and disruption following the death of a much-loved grandfather. He feels powerless and finds the world incomprehensible, and tries to find methods of holding disaster at bay. This book is about me, this book is about you, this book is about life.