The finding of a long forgotten can of peaches in syrup will mark a huge change in the life of a young woman; thanks to it she will start thinking of her grandfather and the way they both relate to risk, uncertainty, happiness. One morning, while she is cleaning the kitchen, she finds a can of peaches in syrup. Thus a granddaughter, obsessed with tidiness and hygiene, obsessed with avoiding any possible accident and sickness, starts thinking about her gluttonous grandfather. Nowadays, he is diabetic and hydrocephalic, and is caught in a retirement home. On the other side his granddaughter feels herself caught into The Dimension, some sort of parallel universe, created by her mind and that turns off her vitality. She feels frozen because she fears the consequences of any action that she might take; on the other side, the passion for eating sweets, and most of all peaches in syrup, brought sickness to her grandfather. And nonetheless: who’s actually living, who has grasped the taste of life? Where does anyone find the meaning of living right here and right now? This tough and at the same time honest story is narrated through the words of Anna Mas Blasco and illustrated using 3 colours by Anna-Lina Mattar, who in her images succeeds in creating precise counterpoints to specific instants and also in giving life to the atmosphere that envelops the action in this story. In 2018, this book has won the IX International Picture Book Prixe, held by the Gran Canaria Insular Library. Inside pages sewn with red thread, title on cover printed using UV varnishing


  • 48 pages
  • 16.5 x 24 centimeters
  • 3 colors
  • Hardcover--Inside pages sewn with red thread, title on cover printed using UV varnishing

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