“And now some special messages,” the radio announcer said. “The siren has bleached hair. Electricity dates from the twentieth century. The moon is full of elephants.”Elephants on the moon doesn’t make any sense to Eponine Lambaol, but little has since General Petain, the leader of the French government, allowed the German army to occupy half of France in the spring of 1940. She doesnt understand why she and her mother left Paris for this small, provincial town near the coast of Normandy, or why the natives seem to hate them even more than they hate the Germans. She wonders where her father is and what is he doing. She doesnt understand why some French support the Germans while others support the maquisards, the underground army sabotaging the occupation forces. Is anyone - even her own family - worthy of trust? And what about the charming, handsome son of the mayor? Hes hard to resist, but is he on the wrong side?As rumors of an allied invasion swirl around her, Eponine begins to understand that nothing and no one is what it seems, and that the phrase ‘The moon is full of elephants’ makes more sense and is fraught with more danger than she could have ever believed possible.