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Taking Flight

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When Tito is a child, his grandmother teaches him how to weave magic around the ones you love in order to keep them close. She is the master and he is the pupil, exasperating Tito’s put-upon mother who, although exhausted from working long hours, is usually the focus of their mischief. As Tito grows older and his grandmother’s mind becomes less sound, their games take a dangerous turn. They both struggle with a particular spell, one that creates an illusion of illness to draw in love. But as the lines between magic and childish tales blur, so too do those between fantasy and reality. This beautifully told drama of the bond between grandson and grandmother delicately explores the complexities of family bonds – in which love is need, and need becomes manipulation, along with the pain and difficulties of dementia and mental ill health.

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Weight0.116 kg
Dimensions17.8 × 11.1 × 1.6 cm
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Paperback

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English

Edition

Paperback original

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K

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When Tito is a child, his grandmother teaches him how to weave magic around the ones you love in order to keep them close. She is the master and he is the pupil, exasperating Tito’s put-upon mother who, although exhausted from working long hours, is usually the focus of their mischief.As Tito grows older and his grandmother’s mind becomes less sound, their games take a dangerous turn. They both struggle with a particular spell, one that creates an illusion of illness to draw in love. But as the lines between magic and childish tales blur, so too do those between fantasy and reality.In this beautifully told drama of the bond between grandson and grandmother, JT Torres delicately explores the complexities of family ties – in which love is need, and need becomes manipulation – along with the pain and difficulties of dementia and mental ill health.

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Weight0.116 kg
Dimensions17.8 × 11.1 × 1.6 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages
Language

English

Edition

Paperback original

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K