Villa Triste

Patrick Modiano
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One of the most seductive and accessible novels by the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature

At the outbreak of the Algerian war, a young man who calls himself Victor Chmara flees Paris for a small lakeside town on the border of France and Switzerland.
It's here that he meets the flamboyant doctor Rene Meinthe and the beautiful and mysterious auburn-haired Yvonne. Victor quickly embraces their world of local pageants, soirees and late-night debauchery, and begins to settle into an endless summer with Yvonne. Together they enjoy long lazy days on the beach, Campari and soda before dinner, and the cable car home over the dark lake.
But Rene and Yvonne's lives are also full of unanswered questions and half-truths. As he looks back years later, Victor remains beguiled and mystified by those lost, unknowable friends, and the half-forgotten, enchanted place he chose to leave behind.
One of Modiano's most elegiac and haunting novels, Villa Triste is an intoxicating investigation into time, place, identity, and memory.

Author bio:

Patrick Modiano is a French novelist. He has written more than 30 works of fiction and his books have been translated into over 40 languages. He is the recipient of the Grand Prix du Roman de l'Academie francaise (1972), the Prix Goncourt (1978), and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature (2012). In 2014 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He lives in Paris.

Category: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9781907970931
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Daunt Books
Pub Date: June 2016
Page Extent: 200
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literary fiction