Little Jewel

Paperback | August 23, 2016

byPatrick ModianoTranslated byPenny Hueston

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For long standing admirers of Modiano’s luminous writing as well as those readers encountering his work for the first time, Little Jewel will be an exciting discovery. Uniquely told by a young female narrator, Little Jewel is the story of a young woman adrift in Paris, imprisoned in an imperfectly remembered past. The city itself is a major character in Modiano’s work, and timeless moral ambiguities of the post-Occupation years remain hauntingly unresolved.
 
One day in the corridors of the metro, nineteen-year-old Thérèse glimpses a woman in a yellow coat. Could this be the mother who long ago abandoned her? Is she still alive? Desperate for answers to questions that have tormented her since childhood, Thérèse pursues the mysterious figure on a quest through the streets of Paris. In classic Modiano style, this book explores the elusive nature of memory, the unyielding power of the past, and the deep human need for identity and connection.

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For long standing admirers of Modiano’s luminous writing as well as those readers encountering his work for the first time, Little Jewel will be an exciting discovery. Uniquely told by a young female narrator, Little Jewel is the story of a young woman adrift in Paris, imprisoned in an imperfectly remembered past. The city itself is a ...

Winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature, among many other awards, Patrick Modiano is an author of worldwide acclaim. He lives in Paris. Penny Hueston is an editor, translator, and coauthor of a study on Patrick Modiano. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 23, 2016Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300221827

ISBN - 13:9780300221824

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“Patrick Modiano has never better expressed the quintessence of his art than in this somnambulistic novel . . . Flaubert, we know, dreamed of writing a book ex nihilo, one that holds by sheer force of style, responds to the laws of pure rhetoric, can’t be reduced to the author’s life, and is, finally, superior. Little Jewel is Modiano’s Bovary.”—Jérôme Garcin, Le Nouvel Observateur