British National Bibliography

After the circus / Patrick Modiano

BNB number GBB5G1909
ISBN 10 0300215894
ISBN 13 9780300215892
abstract One of the hallmarks of French author Patrick Modiano's writing is a singular ability to revisit particular motifs and episodes, infusing each telling with new detail and emotional nuance. In this evocative novel the internationally acclaimed author takes up one of his most compelling themes: a love affair with a woman who disappears, and a narrator grappling with the mystery of a relationship stopped short. Set in mid-sixties Paris, After the Circus traces the relationship between the narrator, a young man not quite of legal age, and the slightly older, enigmatic woman he first glimpses at a police interrogation. The two lovers make their uncertain way into each other's hearts, but the narrator soon finds himself in the unsettling, ominous presence of others. Who are these people? Are they real, or simply evoked? Part romance, part detective story, this mesmerizing book fully demonstrates Modiano's signature use of atmosphere and suggestion as he investigates the perils and the exhilaration of young love.
alternative title Cirque passe. English
date published 2015
has extent 197 pages
name After the circus
French fiction--20th century
Man-woman relationships--Fiction
Paris (France )
Paris (France)
Paris (France)--Fiction
title After the circus
author Modiano, Patrick, 1945-
contributor Polizzotti, Mark
contributor Polizzotti, Mark
creator Modiano, Patrick, 1945-
has carrier type volume
has content type text
has media type unmediated
identifier GBB5G1909
is part of Margellos world republic of letters book
language eng
publication New Haven : Yale University Press, 2015
same as GBB5G1909
spatial Paris (France)
Paris (France )