After the Circus
After the Circus
A Novel
Patrick Modiano



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.

Title After the Circus
Subtitle A Novel
Author Patrick Modiano
Publisher Yale University Press
Title First Published 05 October 2015
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 216 p.
ISBN-10 0300215894
ISBN-13 9780300215892
Publication Date 05 October 2015
Main content page count 216
Weight 16 oz.
 


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