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Gabriel Lesaffre leads a life of debauchery until the day he falls in love with his distant cousin and starts a family. Amidst the comforts of his newly bourgeois life, Gabriel can’t seem to chase his demons away and disappears for five years without a trace. Through persuasion and manipulation, he succeeds in obtaining custody of his two adolescent children and takes them away with him to Africa. This graphic novel tells the story of the broken Lesaffre family, the children’s new colorful life in an unknown part of the world, and their fight to keep their father safe from the dangers of gambling and alcoholism.