'Way back before his body became his enemy or he had even heard of Friedrich Nietzsche, a boy named Rafael sat at his bedroom window and waited for a silvery-white flash to appear in the blue dome of the sky.'
When Raf realises his dream and becomes an airforce pilot, he lives to fly - until a mysterious illness takes his wings away. At his lowest, and in constant pain, he finds solace in Nietzsche whose writings promise a cure of a different kind. While on a pilgrimage in Nietzsche's footsteps, he meets Hilary, a doctor haunted by the deaths of her patients. Together they travel from the Riviera to the Swiss Alps before their journey ends in Turin where Nietzsche went mad. En route they discover that there are other ways to fly.
A novel about philosophy, pain and the strange powers of love.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 01 / 2000
- 139 x 108mm