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Family record / Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti.

Author/creator Modiano, Patrick, 1945- author.
Other author/creatorPolizzotti, Mark, translator.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New Haven : Yale University Press, 2019.
Description146 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Uniform titleLivret de famille. English
Series A Margellos world republic of letters book
Margellos world republic of letters book. ^A1054502
Abstract "A mix of autobiography and lucid invention, this highly personal work offers a deeply affecting exploration of the meaning of identity and pedigree. With his signature blend of candor, mystery, and bewitching elusiveness, Patrick Modiano weaves together a series of interlocking stories from his family history: his parents’ courtship in occupied Paris; a sinister hunting trip with his father; a chance friendship with the deposed King Farouk; a wistful affair with the daughter of a nightclub singer; and the author’s life as a new parent. Filled with a coterie of dubious characters - Nazi informants, collaborationist refugees, and black-market hustlers - Modiano’s riveting vignettes capture the drama that consumed Paris during World War II and its aftermath. Written in tones ranging from tender nostalgia to the blunt cruelty of youth, this is a personal and revealing book that brings the enduring significance of a complicated past to life."--Publisher.
Genre/formBiographical fiction.
Genre/formBlack humor.
Genre/formHistorical fiction.
Genre/formFrench fiction.
ISBN9780300238310 (paperback)
ISBN0300238312 (paperback)

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