When Andree joins her school, Sylvie is immediately fascinated. Andree is small for her age, but walks with the confidence of an adult. Secretly Sylvie believes that Andree is a prodigy about whom books will be written. The girls talk for hours about equality, justice, war and religion. But they can't stay like this forever. Written in 1954, five years after The Second Sex, the novel was never published in Simone de Beauvoir's lifetime. A literary sensation.