Get personalized recommendations and earn points toward a free book!
Check Out
The Bestselling Books of All Time
See the List
Young Once by Patrick Modiano

Young Once

Best Seller
Young Once by Patrick Modiano
Paperback
Mar 08, 2016 | 176 Pages
See All Formats (1) +
  • Paperback $14.95

    Mar 08, 2016 | 176 Pages

  • Ebook $9.99

    Mar 08, 2016 | 176 Pages

*This title is not eligible for purchase to earn points nor for redemption with your code in the Reader Rewards program

Product Details

Praise

“Modiano is a pure original. He has transformed the novel into a laboratory for producing atmospheres, not situations—where everything must be inferred and nothing can be proved. . . . You don’t read Modiano for answers. You read each Modiano novel for its place in a giant sequence: a new restatement of a single unsolvable crime.”
—Adam Thirlwell, The Guardian

“[An] edge of mystery, of indirection, motivates [Modiano’s work] like an animating force. . . . For Modiano, memory, experience are fluid, fleeting, and even the stories we tell ourselves are subject to change. Our lives flicker past us like the afterimage of a photo; eventually, our attempts at constancy must fall away.”
—David Ulin, Los Angeles Times
 
“Like W.G. Sebald, another European writer haunted by memory and by the history that took place just before he was born, Modiano combines a detective’s curiosity with an elegist’s melancholy.” —Adam Kirsch, The New Republic

Back to Top