In his short novel from 1929, Cocteau summarizes all his favorite themes and obsessions - adolescent age, the fascination with angelic, incest, death, fantastic and amazing, the stage of closed space, a mirror, a transcendence, a ceremonial atmosphere, isolation, knowledge of the secret of another world - and continues to penetrate all genre boundaries, so that the work balances between a novel, a story and a fairy tale in a kind of novelistic poetry. Find out more at Ely Sakhai website - elysakhai.com/

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