When Lewis Little first gazes out the window of his airless attic room and over the roofs of Paris, he has no secrets=only theries, plans,and schemes which he records in a notebook.He is just a thirteen=year-old boy spending the summer in Paris with his mother.
A great mystery and a sweet story.
Thoughts and actions of a thirteen-year old boy tell the story of his summer in Paris when he is attracted to a 37-year-old author for whom his mother is working.
A coming of age novel about a 13-year old boy, Lewis, living in Paris with his beautiful mother, Alice. This is the summer that the bewitching Valentina beckons from her sofa, and Lwis discovers an exquisite new world filled with passion and intrigue. Valentina subsequently disappears and as Lewis tries to find her, wondrous secrets turn sinister. it is at once a mystery story, a psychological exploration and a novel of ideas. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year