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is almost 14 years old. She was born in Viet Nam but adopted by a
Frenchman after her parents were killed by a landmine. She lives
beside a canal in Burgundy with an old man named Grand-Pierre. He
operates the lock on the canal. One day when Zazoo is out in her
boat, she sees a boy watching her. He is from Paris and has bicycled
to the canal. He asks questions about a local man but will not tell
Zazoo why he is interested in the local pharmacist. What Zazoo cannot
know is how young Marias will change her life forever. He has the
key to secrets that have been locked away for many years. What secrets
is the pharmacist keeping? And how does Grand-Pierre fit into them?
Secrets -- Fiction.
Love -- Fiction.
Vietnamese -- France -- Fiction.
Grandfathers -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
France -- Fiction.
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