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The Book

After his best-selling Autobiography of a Zucchini, Gilles Paris’s latest novel features Marnie, a sassy teen; her mother, Rose and her grandmother, Olivia: three women with strong personalities. A story in which nothing is what it seems, and masks fall one by one. Could one person know all of the family’s secrets without anyone’s realizing it?

After his best-selling “Autobiography of a Zucchini” — which was made into the Oscar-nominated and double Cesar-award winning (best animated fi lm & best adaptation) “My Life as a Zucchini” — Gilles Paris’s latest tale is a moving multiple-narrator novel that reads like both a thriller and a dramatic family saga.

The Author

Born in the suburbs of Paris in 1959, Gilles Paris has been working in communication and event-planning for over 20 years. His fi rst novel, Papa et maman sont morts ("Mom and Dad are Dead"), came out in 1991. It was followed by Autobiographie d’une Courgette ("Autobiography of a Zucchini", 2002); Au pays des kangourous ("In the Land of Kangaroos", 2012), which won several literary prizes, and L’été des lucioles ("The Firefl y Summer", 2014).

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