After a relationship-breaking argument with her dull boyfriend, Veronique jumps into her little white Fiat and drives off into the Paris night.
Feeling the effects of the wine she has been drinking, she makes sure she drives slowly and carefully, down into the underpass, not wanting to hit the sides of the tunnel ...
The Little White Car is a feel-good buddy novel about the untimely death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and how two gorgeous French girls go about urgently dismantling a car . . . while an enormous dog sniffs around in the garden.
DANUTA DE RHODES is a pen name of Dan Rhodes - one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. He envisages Danuta as a 23-year-old French girl with a fabulous job in the New York fashion world.