Paris Nocturne

Paris Nocturne

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"This uneasy, compelling novel begins with a nighttime accident on the streets of Paris. The unnamed narrator, a teenage boy, is hit by a car whose driver he vaguely recalls having met before. The mysterious ensuing events, involving a police van, a dose of ether, awakening in a strange hospital, and the disappearance of the woman driver, culminate in a packet being pressed into the boy's hand. It is an envelope stuffed full of bank notes. The confusion only deepens as the characters grow increasingly apprehensive; meanwhile, readers are held spellbound." -- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New Haven :, Yale University Press,, [2015]
ISBN: 9780300215885
Branch Call Number: MODIA
Characteristics: 148 pages
Additional Contributors: Weston-Evans, Phoebe
Alternative Title: Accident nocturne

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Aug 04, 2018

The much praised elusiveness of the author's writing is not easily (and I would say often not at all) distinguished from poor writing and awful characters: so confused, so forgetful, and so stupid, one wonders how they can function at all. The book has its moments, like this one on page 35, "I was saddened by the thought that this phrase would remain a mystery, one among so many other words and faces captured in a moment and which continue to shine in your memory with the glimmer of a distant star, before being erased forever, on the day of your death, without ever revealing their secrets."

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mclarjh
Apr 21, 2016

Easy to read, great mood.

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