The sleepwalker's introduction to flight
by Siôn Scott-Wilson(
English and Italian
and held by
Mikey Hough has a dream: to become a Clavadista, one of the heroic brotherhood of Mexican cliff-divers. When he rigs a platform in the garden of his parent's home to practise, Mikey's technique may be perfect, but his aim is not. Coming to in hospital, he befriends Roger, an ex-RAF pilot, whose Distinguished Flying Cross has been stolen. And Mikey learns that his disastrous attempt at flight has resulted in the loss of his ability to sleep. Then one night Mikey stumbles across Livia, his troubled teenaged neighbour, and they plan to track down Roger's stolen medal. Now they enter a dangerous world as the fearless pair confront a sprawling cast of pensioners, media celebrities, policemen and drug-dealers - including the profoundly sinister 'Fat Controller'