Patrick Modiano's 'Suspended Sentences': Mysteries of existential sort

November 26, 2014 1:10 PM

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"Suspended Sentences: Three Novellas" by Patrick Modiano, translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti; Yale University Press (214 pages, $16 paperback)

When Patrick Modiano won the Nobel Prize for literature in October, a lot of readers (myself included) were taken by surprise. Until now, he has been relatively unknown in the U.S., although he is a bestseller in his native France and winner of the Prix Goncourt who has published steadily since his ...

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