Ilrick is a brilliant thirteen year old who lives with his mother and sister in a family compound in an area of Galette Chambon called Michel. His mother does not have any source of income so Ilrick and his sister and mother depend on other family members to help them out. They all live in one small area surrounded by a cactus fence, so family helping one another survive is just a way of life as far as he’s concerned. Ilrick’s sister goes to school already, but his mother is not able to afford tuition for both of them, so Ilrick studies his sister’s books at home hoping to one day be able to return to school. He loves to study mathematics and he wants to become a lawyer one day and work in the city of Port au Prince or Petionville.