Passionate, stubborn Mado tries to save the livelihoods of the villagers of Les Salants by urging them to work together to save the beach from erosion, both natural and man-made. The villagers eventually cooperate with the help of Flynn, a charismatic stranger with a shady past.
Then there¿s her father, taciturn Grosjean, as "prickly and tightly layered as an artichoke", and local, wealthy businessman Brismand who also seems to be hiding something. Mado must unravel these mysteries, while attempting to keep a hold on her own sense of self in this claustrophobic, close community.
©2002 Joanne Harris; (P)2002 Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks
"A writer of tremendous charm...A winning blend of fairy-tale morality and gritty realism" (Independent)
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