ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlock with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery. Hardback gift edition, with gilded foreedges and a DVD interview with the author included.
Condition: Dustjacket torn and creased, scuffed and scratched; boards shelfworn, rubbed and corner bumped. Gilded foreedges showing some wear, but pages clean and clear and binding intact. DVD not tested, but does not appear to have been removed from its plastic envelope.