The Missing Piece

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The only novel in the world with a hole in it.

We’re all missing something. Something we can never find even though we keep on searching. Fourteen-year-old Victor misses his brother Fred, who is unconscious at the hospital, after a mysterious accident at home.

Since he can’t make up for this absence any other way, Victor looks for his brother in the traces that he left behind: Fred’s four best friends, his incomplete book and comic collections, role-playing games and even a dark matter anomaly detected by their parents (both physicists). But did he ever really know his brother?

In exploring that beloved figure, Victor also learns something about himself.

  • A plot that brings together thrills, action and role-playing games.

GENRE Realistic fiction
FIRST PUBLISHER Il Castoro (Italy), 2023


Pierdomenico Baccalario is a writer and journalist. His books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into over 30 languages. Today he is considered one of the leading Italian children’s authors and the most widely translated abroad.