To Probe A Beating Heart
'You must ask the young if you want to know what love is. Only they are deep enough in it to describe. It is the pulsing heart you want to probe: the pulsing, beating, leaping, dipping, fluttering heart of a seventeen-year-old.' It is the late 1950s and it is Existentialist time in Paris. But Viola, a seventeen-year-old English girl, is languishing in a chaotic finishing school in the dull French countryside.