A touching fictionalized memoir and masterly evocation of period from one of the towering French literary figures of the past century.
A patchwork of events narrated from young Edouard's perspective give an intimate view of life in Paris and Monaco in the interwar years. As Teddy makes sense of his bourgeois yet unconventional world, we witness his relationship with his parents and others, and the key moments that will mould his personality.
Michel Déon is a member of the Académie française. Born in Paris in 1919, he is the author of more than fifty works. He lives in Ireland.