Author(s): Modiano, Patrick,
Date of Publication: 03/09/2020,
Pagination: 144 pages,
Imprint: Vintage Classics,
Published By: Vintage Publishing,
Book Classification: Memoirs, Second World War
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE, 2014
Haunted by the fate of Dora Bruder - a fifteen-year-old girl listed as missing in an old December 1941 issue of Paris Soir - Nobel Prize-winning author Patrick Modiano sets out to find all he can about her.
From her name on a list of deportees to Auschwitz to the fragments he is able to uncover about the Bruder family, Modiano delivers a moving survey of a decade-long investigation that revived for him the sights, sounds and sorrowful rhythms of occupied Paris. And in seeking to exhume Dora Bruder's fate, he in turn faces his own family history.
Translated by Joanna Kilmartin