Sundays in August

Written by Patrick Modiano | Translated by Damion Searls
Yale University Press - August 2017
Translated by Mark Polizzotti

From beloved storyteller and Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano, a masterful and gripping crime novel set in picturesque Nice on the French Riviera

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.
 

More about the author: Patrick Modiano

Internationally renowned author Patrick Modiano has received many prestigious literary awards, among them the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature. Damion Searls has translated thirty books from German, French, Norwegian, and Dutch, including Patrick Modiano’s Young Once.

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"Mr.Modiano'snovels are pervaded by a sexual and moral ambivalence and by social and political ambiguity. Improbable aristocrats, like eccentrics, would be actresses, circus perfomers, and cabaret workers - no one is ever who they appear to be." - The Economist

"Beautifully written and translated... Simultaneously realistic and hallucinatory, suspenseful and calm and finally poignant." - Ariel Nalter, New York Journal of Books

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