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Paperback  Ç Missing Person Kindle á WINNER OF THENOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE Winner of the Prix GoncourtIn 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 memoryFor 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 attach 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 experienceOn one level Missing Person is a detective thriller, a s film noir mix of smoky caf s, 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 Modiano s sparce, hypnotic prose, superbly translated by Daniel Weissbort, draws his readers into the intoxication of a rare literary experience Librarian s note See an alternate cover edition for this ISBN here


10 thoughts on “Missing Person

  1. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    THIS AUTHOR IS THE WINNER OF THE 2014 NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE I am nothing.Nothing but a pale shape, silhouetted that evening against the cafe terrace, waiting for the rain to stop Guy Roland does not know who he is His past has vanished behind a curtain of amnesia His made up name is not a source of identity, but merely a convenience for others to refer to him For ten years he has worked for a private investigator named Hutte Wh


  2. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Rue des boutiques obscures Missing Person, Patrick ModianoMissing Person French Rue des Boutiques Obscures is the sixth novel by French writer Patrick Modiano, published on 5 September 1978 In the same year it was awarded the Prix Goncourt The English translation by Daniel Weissbort was published in 1980 Rue des Boutiques Obscures literally the Street of dark shops is the name of a street in Rome La Via delle Botteghe Oscure where one


  3. Kalliope Kalliope says:

    Here I am, writing from behind my proxy, protecting my identity.But who knows whether I do have one What if I were a multitude or a composite of anonymous voices Or what if my self was nothing but an entanglement of separate lifelines Could my identity be a broken prism of distorting mirrors Engrossed in this magnificent novel, I certainly would forget myself.Under the guise of a detective story with a noir tint, Modiano has span an inves


  4. Vit Babenco Vit Babenco says:

    Amnesia is a favourite mental disorder for those who exploit detective plots it at once provides a mystery and unlocks the wide open space for any manoeuvres.I am nothing Nothing but a pale shape, silhouetted that evening against the caf terrace, waiting for the rain to stop And the main hero embarks on a quest in search of his true identity and his own past.And in this labyrinthine maze of buildings, staircases and elevators, among these hu


  5. Steven Godin Steven Godin says:

    I am nothing Finding a missing person is a challenge enough, but what if you, the person searching, happens to be looking for yourself Where the hell do you even begin in searching for the clues with no memories of the years gone by Delving into the past is obviously a good place to start, with a little help of course, slowly picking up pieces of information here and there that begins to bring back small moments and details that unravel a life


  6. s.penkevich s.penkevich says:

    Scraps, shreds have come to light as a result of my searches But then that is perhaps what a life amounts to. It seems fitting that a fog has just rolled in as I began writing here Fog, an essential element to the atmosphere of noir and the essence of Missing Person by 2014 s Nobel Prize of Literature recipient Patrick Modiano Here is a mystery where everything is shrouded in fog from the evening Paris streets to the narrator s own memory Modiano


  7. Agnieszka Agnieszka says:

    I am nothing Nothing but a pale silhouette that evening, on the terrace of a caf The main protagonist of Rue des Boutiques obscures,we could as well call him Guy, suffers from amnesia He works at detective agency and after his boss retirement decides to learn the truth about himself With this end in view meets many people, frequently emigrants and stateless persons and gathering vague hints, following blurred instructions tries to solve the riddle of


  8. Jr Bacdayan Jr Bacdayan says:

    Patrick Modiano, recent awardee of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2014, deserves his place among the greats After one novel, I m captivated What I love about him is his writing style It is quite similar to that of fellow Nobel laureates J.M Coetzee and Ernest Hemingway Modiano writes in a compact, reserved voice His style does not bombard you with loads of compound sentences nor drops on you a barrel full of adjectives, unlike most accomplished writers o


  9. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    Workin on mysteries without any clues Bob Seger Je ne suis rien I am nothing I am nothing Nothing but a pale shape, silhouetted that evening against the cafe terrace, waiting for the rain to stop Patrick Modiano was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2014 I had never heard of him before that Most of his novels then had not been translated into English I ignored him until this week, having read Ilse s review of another Modiano book h Workin on myster


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