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Tatiana de Rosnay
Sarah's Key has two alternating story lines. The first story line is narrated in the third person and the second in the first person by fictional journalist Julia Jarmond.
Both story lines in Sarah's Key are written in the past tense.
On a literal level, Sarah's Key refers to the key that 10-year-old Sarah Starzynski uses to lock her little brother in a cupboard to hide him from the French police who have come for their family. On a more representative level, the key later becomes a symbol of Sarah's past, the one that she "cannot throw away" despite the pain it causes her.
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