I am so glad that this French classic has been re-released to give others like myself who had never heard of this very interesting novel a chance to read it. Extremely well done, a quality that is both dreamy and surrealistic. So many strange elements all set in or near a boy's school. A fete given by children, a house that cannot be found again, I never knew if I found the tone menacing or heartfelt, probably a mixture of both. A story of first love, the need to try to recapture and at the same time the need of some and their reluctance to grow-up.