The Masked Clown

Le Clown masqué, by Rozenn Desbordes

A compelling parable, The Masked Clown is the story of Zélie, a disfigured young girl who finds herself an outcast among family and friends alike. When she tries on a clown costume that she finds in an abandoned train station, she realizes that the easiest way for her to reveal her true self is from behind a mask!

Rozenn Desbordes eloquently captures the weight of appearances and the judgement of others in our modern societies while offering deliciously entertaining descriptions of Zélie’s hilarious clown acts that make this moving tale of self-discovery all the more effective.

128 pages novel, 15 x 22 cm