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Suspended Sentences

Three Novellas

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This trilogy of novellas reaches back in time. Although originally published separately, Modiano’s three novellas form a single, compelling whole, haunted by the same gauzy sense of place and characters. Modiano draws on his own experiences, blended with the real or invented stories of others, to present a dreamlike autobiography that is also the biography of a place. Orphaned children, mysterious parents, forgotten friends, enigmatic strangers—each appears in this three-part love song to a Paris that no longer exists. Shadowed by the dark period of the Nazi Occupation, these novellas reveal Modiano’s fascination with the lost, obscure, or mysterious: a young person’s confusion over adult behavior; the repercussions of a chance encounter; the search for a missing father; the aftershock of a fatal affair.
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2014]
Characteristics: xiii, 213 pages ; 20 cm
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780300198058 (paperback : alkaline paper)
0300198051 (paperback : alkaline paper)
Call Number: FICTION MODIANO

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