Missing Person

missingMissing Person
by Patrick Modiano ( France)
1978 (1980 Eng) / 168 pages
rating 9.5

This is the second Modiano I’ve read although the first – Suspended Sentences – is really 3 novellas in one volume, Afterimage, Suspended Sentences, and Flowers of Ruin.  I guess I can say I’m generally familiar with his work – after Missing Person anyway – the tone and style and usual substance.  I understand what the Nobel Prize committee (2014) meant when he was awarded the prize for literature for …

“…the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life world of the Occupation,”  although the Occupation is not so prominent in Missing Persons as it is in a couple of the works in Suspended Sentences.


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