- The story of one 16-year-old girl’s attempt to make sense of death, betrayal, and ultimately, life itself. Bye-Bye, Baden-Baden is the story of one 16-year-old girl’s attempt to make sense of death, betrayal, and ultimately, life itself. Lucille de Saint-André’s moving first novel is a passionate survivor’s account of a narrow escape from hell on earth. Uschi, her precocious, confused heroine, struggles against fear, guilt, and an often devastating sense of her own uniqueness to come to terms with sexuality, spirituality, war, brutality, familial responsibility, friendship, and trust in a world too devastated to accommodate childhood. With the help of an unlikely cast of characters — a Camp Commandant, a Movie Producer, a Bombshell, a Russian Countess, and an imaginary Prince — she finds the strength to make the bravest decision of all: to live.
Lucille De Saint-André is a writer living in Toronto.
Published: June 1998
Dimensions: 5 x 8 in.