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The Resource Missing person, by Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Daniel Weissbort

Missing person, by Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Daniel Weissbort

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Missing person
Title
Missing person
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by Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Daniel Weissbort
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"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 one-time 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 leads to his former life are few. Could he really be that person in a photograph, a young man remembered by some as a South American attache? Or was he someone else, perhaps the disappeared scion of a prominent local family? He interviews strangers and is tantalised by half-clues until, at last, he grasps a thread that leads him through the maze of his own repressed experience." "On one level Missing Person is a detective thriller, a 1950s film noir mix of smoky cafes, 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."--BOOK JACKET
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Summary
In this strange, elegant novel, 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 one-time 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 leads to his former life are few. Could he really be that person in a photograph, a young man remembered by some as a South American attache? 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 a maze of his own repressed experience
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136857
Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
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Modiano, Patrick
Dewey number
843.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Weissbort, Daniel
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True
Series statement
A Verba Mundi book
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Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
Missing person, by Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Daniel Weissbort
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Publication
Control code
000026157308
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9781567922813
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004019881
System control number
(OCoLC)225902300
Label
Missing person, by Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Daniel Weissbort
Publication
Control code
000026157308
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9781567922813
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004019881
System control number
(OCoLC)225902300

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