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In the café of lost youth / Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Chris Clarke.

Book Book ([2016])
Description: 118 pages ; 21 cm.
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2016]
4 of 4 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Winthrop. (Show preferred library)
1 current hold with 4 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Winthrop Adult Fiction Fiction Modiano (Text to Phone) Available -
Northern Essex - Haverhill Campus Stacks PQ2673 .O3 D3613 2016 (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem Adult Paperbacks PB - CLASSICS (Text to Phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult Fiction (Lower Level) FICTION Modiano, P. (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781590179536 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1590179536 (paperback)
General Note:
"Originally published in French as Dans le café de la jeunesse perdue."--Title page verso.
"Who was Louki? Did anyone really know? She made her mark on all of us in different ways. We all remember her, some of us more than others, but did any of us truly know her? Can anyone honestly say they know another person? In the Cafe of Lost Youth is vintage Patrick Modiano, an absorbing evocation of a particular Paris of the 1950s, shadowy and shady, a secret world of writers, criminals, drinkers, and drifters. The novel, which includes vignettes of a number of historical figures and is inspired in part by the circle (depicted in the photographs of Ed van der Elsken) of the notorious and charismatic Guy Debord, centers on the enigmatic, waiflike figure of Louki, who catches everyone's attention even as she eludes possession or comprehension. Through the eyes of four very different narrators, we contemplate Louki's character and her fate, while Modiano explores the themes of identity, memory, time, and forgetting that are at the heart of his hypnotic and deeply moving art"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Clarke, Chris (Translator), (translator.).
Citation: Modiano, Patrick. "In the café of lost youth." New York : New York Review Books, 2016.

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