Alex is a successful artist who does important work for the world of fashion and advertising, but... Who is he really? Where did he come from? How did he get to become a recognized artist and make a living from it? This book is Alex’s story, but it could be that of many other kids who don’t seem to fit in. ‘Different’ people looking for a way to survive in a hostile environment, and trying to hatch a plan to escape... who in spite of all the difficulties, pitfalls and blows continue to cling on to life in all its facets; good and bad, beautiful and grotesque, great and insignificant.