A memoir by an aristocratic Frenchman who was paralyzed in a paragliding accident and has to adjust to his new situation with the help of his unlikely caregiver-a hot-headed Algerian immigrant with his own troubles.
He is unbearable, vain, proud, brutal, inconsistent, human. Without him, I would have rotted to death. Abdel looked after me without fail, like I was an infant. Attentive to the smallest detail, present during all my absences, he delivered me when I was a prisoner, [...]