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The Character of Rain
St. Martin's, May 2003, 11.95, 132 pp. ISBN: 0312302487 A baby known as la Plante or the Tube abruptly moves and cries. Then the Tube's Belgium grandma arrives with the most devastating poison known in the universe, white chocolate. The Tube tastes the sweetness and a new conscience has metamorphosed. Life in the tube has turned quite sweetly though the awakening of Amelie makes her realize that paradise will be lost. This unusual autobiogr...