Set in Paris, Modiano’s three novellas form a single, compelling whole, haunted by the same gauzy sense of place and characters. Modiano draws on his own experiences, blended with the real or invented stories of others, to present a dreamlike autobiography that is also the biography of a place.
Shadowed by the dark period of the Nazi Occupation, these novellas capture a young person’s confusion over adult behavior; the repercussions of a chance encounter; the search for a missing father; the aftershock of a fatal affair. To read Modiano’s trilogy is to enter his world of uncertainties and the almost accidental way in which people find their fates.
Suspended Sentences is a trilogy of novellas by the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, French author Patrick Modiano.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- Reach back in time.
- Explore the mysteries of a Paris that no longer exists.