By Melissa Maerz
Updated September 30, 2015 at 03:27 PM EDT
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So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood

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Nobel Prize winner Modiano’s neo-noir novels don’t solve a mystery so much as revel in one—or two, or 10. The more pages you read, the more mysteries pop up. His latest finds an author, Jean, meeting a stranger named Gilles, who wants to return Jean’s lost address book. There are questions from the start. Is Gilles a Good Samaritan or a crook? Why does he remind Jean of a violent event that happened long ago? As Gilles draws Jean closer, the novel is a suspenseful inquiry into memory and storytelling, including the stories we tell ourselves about our own lives. It’s the best kind of mystery, the kind that never stops haunting you. A–

So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood

2015 book
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  • Book
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author
  • Patrick Modiano
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  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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