At a glance:
- Author: Mavis de Trafford Young
- First Published: 1993
- Type of Plot: Character study
- Time of Work: The 1990’s
- Setting: Paris
- Characters: Amedée, M. Brouet, Mme. Brouet, Pascal Brouet
- Genres: Short fiction
- Subjects: Family or family life, France or French people, Twentieth century, Manners or customs, Brothers and sisters, Paris, Conformity, 1990's, Eccentrics or eccentricities, Western Europe or western Europeans, Parties, Arson, Isolation, Gardens or gardening
- Locales: France, Europe, Paris, France
At the story’s opening and ending Dédé’s nephew Pascal is fourteen years old, but the main part of the story takes place one Sunday afternoon when Pascal is nine years old. Dédé is living with the Brouets, supposedly studying for a civil service examination to qualify him for employment with the railroad. Dédé’s exact age is never given, but he is most likely twenty or so. It is revealed that Dédé had caused various kinds of trouble at home in Colmar and his mother no longer knew how to handle him, so she sent him to Paris to live with his doting...
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