A graphic novel about Mat. Mat has a difficult relationship with his racist handicapped father. Mat plays football with the Arabs of the “quartier”, his father claims he was handicapped by being shot in the war in Algeria.
J’ai été blessé; handicapé à vie par une balle arabe. (I was wounded, handicapped for life by an Arab bullet).
Mat escapes into a dream world. In the novel he takes Elodie, a black girl, who he finds crying into his dream world. Mat also frequents a cabin in the hills where he tends an injured eagle. The drawings are in black and white and the book takes less than an hour to read from cover to cover but it is worth the trip.
My rating: 4 out of 5