Sarah's Key | Study Guide

Tatiana de Rosnay

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Overview

Author

Tatiana de Rosnay

Year Published

2007

Type

Novel

Genre

Historical Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

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.

Tense

Both story lines in Sarah's Key are written in the past tense.

About the Title

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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