Great book that makes the reader want to take more risks.
Young girl and her scholarly adopted adult go to Paris to track down her long lost mother. She escapes onto rooftops, jumps across perilous gaps, stays up toil the early hours with the homeless, swims in ths Seine to pick up tourists cash. And all the while is quietly supported by her admirably (crazily?) liberal adult - Charles. Makes you want to take more risks.