Winner, IP Picks Best First Book, 2010. Enhanced CD, with music by Don Stewart and spoken word by James Laidler.

Pedro Jones is lost. Abandoned by his father and forced into commission housing with his Filipino immigrant mother, the future seems bleak. But when Pedro meets the 'mad' street busker, Johnny Lazzaro, and gets involved with the East Timor freedom movement, life takes an unexpected detour.

James Laidler deftly crafts a cast of vivid characters in this gritty story of self discovery, justice and belonging.

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