(From the publisher):
The carousel organ, the vibrant snap-snap of the shooting galleries, the cries of the barkers - this is the vibrant background for this enchanting tale.
Paris, after the war. Mouche, a gamine who has lost her job with a street carnival, gazes into the dark waters of the Seine and contemplates suicide. As she stumbles along, crying, a puppet, Carrot Top, calls out to her and asks what's wrong. There's magic in Carrot Top's cheery philosophies, and Mouche, feeling much better, accepts his invitation to join him and the other puppets as part of the show. But when she meets the puppeteer, the mysterious Captain Coq, she finds that the master of the friendly puppets is himself a bitter, hateful man.
Original title: Love of Seven Dolls
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction