By: Archimede Fusillo
Published by: Ford Street
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9781925000344


In the garage at the back of the family home sits Primo's father's pride and joy; a red Fiat 500 Classic. Bambino. It waits amongst the dust mites for Primo's father to recover, to come out of his paranoia and delusions. It waits and teases, like nothing else can - least of all the demands of everyday life, for things to return to normal. And that isn't going to happen any time soon...


In a style sure to resonate with older teen boys, Archimede Fusillo depicts a Melbourne inner suburban family with all of the cracks exposed.

Primo, our main character, is having family and relationship issues. He makes mistakes. He is at times raw and on edge. He is growing up. Sound familiar lads? I think so!

Well written and with a genuine feel for the characters and subject matter, it is mostly suited to older secondary students, Year 10 and up.

This book was included in our May 2014 Secondary Standing Order selection.

Reviewd by Rob