British National Bibliography

Sundays in August / Patrick Modiano

http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/018406826

BNB number GBB7B2349
ISBN 10 0300223331
ISBN 13 9780300223330
abstract
Stolen jewels, black markets, hired guns, crossed lovers, unregistered addresses, people gone missing, shadowy figures disappearing in crowds, newspaper stories uncomfortably close and getting closer . . . this ominous novel is Patrick Modiano's most noirish work to date. Set in Nice--a departure from the author's more familiar Paris--this novel evokes the bright sun and dark shadow of the Riviera. Modiano's trademark ability to create a haunting atmosphere is here on full display: readers descend precipitously into a world of mystery, uneasiness, inevitability. A young couple in hiding keeps close watch over a notorious diamond necklace known as the Southern Cross. Its provenance is murky, its whereabouts known only to our hero and heroine, who find themselves trapped by its potential value--and its ultimate cost. Deftly Modiano reaches further and further into the past, revealing the secret histories of the two even as the pressurized present threatens to overwhelm them.
Stolen jewels, black markets, hired guns. Nice, the Riviera. A young couple in hiding keeps close watch over a notorious diamond necklace known as the Southern Cross. Its provenance is murky, its whereabouts known only to them. They find themselves trapped by its potential value-- and its ultimate cost.
alternative title Dimanches d'août. English
date published 2017
description Originally published as Dimanches d'août, © Editions Gallimard, Paris, 1986.
has extent 152 pages
isbn
0300223331
9780300223330
name Sundays in August
subject
843.914
Criminals--Fiction
Necklaces--Fiction
Nice (France)
Nice (France)--Fiction
title Sundays in August
type
BibliographicResource
Book
Book
author Modiano, Patrick, 1945-
contributor Searls, Damion
contributor Searls, Damion
creator Modiano, Patrick, 1945-
has carrier type volume
has content type text
has media type unmediated
identifier GBB7B2349
is part of Margellos world republic of letters book
language eng
publication New Haven : Yale University Press, 2017
same as GBB7B2349
spatial Nice (France)