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Sundays in August

(2017)
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From beloved storyteller and Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano, a masterful and gripping crime novel set in picturesque Nice on the French Riviera

Stolen jewels, black markets, hired guns, crossed lovers, unregistered addresses, people gone missing, shadowy figures disappearing in crowds, newspaper stories uncomfortably close and getting closer . . . this ominous novel is Patrick Modiano's most noirish work to date. Set in Nice - a departure from the author's more familiar Paris - this novel evokes the bright sun and dark shadow of the Riviera. Modiano's trademark ability to create a haunting atmosphere is here on full display: readers descend precipitously into a world of mystery, uneasiness, inevitability.

A young couple in hiding keeps close watch over a notorious diamond necklace known as the Southern Cross. Its provenance is murky, its whereabouts known only to our hero and heroine, who find themselves trapped by its potential value - and its ultimate cost. Deftly Modiano reaches further and further into the past, revealing the secret histories of the two even as the pressurized present threatens to overwhelm them.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sundays in August (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)
Author(s): Patrick Modiano
ISBN: 0-300-22333-1 / 978-0-300-22333-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yale University Press
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August 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sundays in August (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)
Author(s): Patrick Modiano
Publisher: Yale University Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU