The Internet Book List - Spread the word
       


Book Information: Missing Person

Missing Person (1978) [Novel]
by Patrick Modiano Rating: Weighted - 7.7 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
Reviews: None (show them) Review!

Summary (From the publisher):

For 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 one-time 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 leads to his former life are few. Could he really be that person in a photograph, a young man remembered by some as a South American attache? 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 experience. On one level Missing Person is a detective thriller, a 1950s film noir mix of smoky cafes, 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

Original title: Rue des boutiques obscures
Original languages: French

Quotes:

Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesNoir
FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesPrivate Detective
FictionGeneral FictionTragedy And Loss
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Missing Person

Missing Person (1980)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Daniel Weissbort
Search at Amazon!

Search at Powells!

Search at AbeBooks!


Manifested in:
cover

Missing Person (1980)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
ISBN: 9780224017893
Pages: 159

Add to my library



©Steven Jeffery / IBList.com, 2012
Terms of Use