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Nine-year-old Louis Drax is a problem child: bright, precocious, deceitful - and dangerously, disturbingly, disaster-prone. When he falls off a cliff into a ravine, the accident seems almost predestined. Louis miraculously survives - but the family has been shattered.
Louis' father has vanished, his mother is paralysed by shock, and Louis lies in a deep coma from which he may never emerge. In a clinic in Provence, Dr Pascal Dannachet tries to coax Louis back to consciousness. But the boy defies medical logic, startling Dannachet out of his safe preconceptions, and drawing him inexorably into the dark heart of Louis' buried world.
Only Louis holds the key to the mystery surrounding his fall - and he can't communicate. Or can he?
LIZ JENSEN is the bestselling author of eight acclaimed novels, including the Guardian-shortlisted Ark Baby, The Rapture, selected as a Channel 4 TV Book Club Best Read, and, most recently, The Uninvited. She has been nominated three times for the Orange (now Bailey's) Prize for Fiction, and her work has been published in more than twenty countries. lizjensen.com