On the train home, stamped like a letter, heading for adventure.
1914: Johanna, the daughter of a railway engineer in Mexico City, must go and see her mother in Texas. To keep her safe, her father decides to put a stamp on her and send her in a postal carriage. A long journey awaits, full of weird and wonderful encounters – including with Pancho Villa himself.
Emotions, conspiracies and secrets all wound up in an enormous adventure.
Touches on the theme of travel and the coming-of-age of a spirited, determined young girl.
Christian is an author, journalist, translator and videogame creator. He lives in the Valassina mountains with his family, five cats, a dog and the characters of his novels. In 2016, he published The Berlin Offside which was a finalist for the Bancarellino Children's Prize and won Il Gigante della Langhe in 2017. In 2018, the rights of the same book were optioned for a TV series.