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Rue des boutiques obscures, Patrick Modiano

Label
Rue des boutiques obscures
Title
Rue des boutiques obscures
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Modiano
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
fre
Summary
In this strange, elegant novel, winner of France's premier literary prize, Patrick Modiano portrays a man in pursuit of the identity he lost in the murky days of the Paris Occupation, the black hole of French memory. For ten years Guy Roland has lived without a past. His current life and name were given to him by his recently retired boss, Hutte, who welcomed him, a onetime client, into his detective agency. Guy makes full use of Hutte's files - directories, yearbooks, and papers of all kinds going back half a century - but his leads are few. Could he really be the person in that photograph, a young man remembered by some as a South American attaché? Or was he someone else, perhaps the disappeared scion of a prominent local family? He interviews strangers and is tantalized by half-clues until, at last, he grasps a thread that leads him through the maze of his own repressed experience. On one level this is a detective thriller, a 1950s film noir mix of smoky cafés, illegal passports, and insubstantial figures crossing bridges in the fog. On another level, it is also a haunting meditation on the nature of the self
Member of
Cataloging source
BRL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Modiano, Patrick
Dewey number
843.91
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ/2673/.O3/
LC item number
R8/1982x
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Collection folio
Series volume
1358
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Private investigators
  • Amnesia
Label
Rue des boutiques obscures, Patrick Modiano
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9782070373581
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm20289849
  • (OCoLC)20289849
Label
Rue des boutiques obscures, Patrick Modiano
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9782070373581
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm20289849
  • (OCoLC)20289849

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