||This is a slim novel, yet in very few pages it manages to transport you to the sun-soaked world of the Beautiful People: the French Riviera. And none are more beautiful than Cécile, a precocious seventeen-year-old, and her father Raymond, a vivacious libertine. Charming, decadent and irresponsible, the golden-skinned pair are dedicated to a life of free love, fast cars and hedonistic pleasures. But then Raymond decides to remarry, and their carefree lives become clouded by tragedy. This book is best read when bathed in sunlight on a terrace.