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In 1955 eleven year-old Rick lives with his mother and aunt in a small Dutch town. Rick's father was a pilot, killed in the war and in Rick's view, his mother's current boyfriend is no match for his dead father. A growing obsession with 'darkest Africa' and mankind's missing link, leads the boy on a journey to Brussels to meet the leader of a new expedition to the Congo...and the discovery of his own 'missing link'.

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