In the evening, Carmen was still racing along the beach – but that night, she is woken by a cold pain. It’s the last day of holiday in her travels through the amazon. From one day to the next, the young woman finds herself fighting for her life. The doctors have no idea how to help her. Only one creature has the whole picture: the mosquito who bit Carmen, and who, connected to her by blood, now becomes the voice of nature, and the story’s eloquent narrator. He becomes ever more deeply connected to his victim, and draws the reader ever deeper into this story - a parable of the uncontrollable nature of life, and the great questions of being human. Compelling, dark, scintillating: a magical debut.