Paris Nocturne

Paris Nocturne

eBook - 2015
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In the opening scene of Paris Nocturne, the nameless narrator is hit by a car near Place des Pyramides. He and the woman driving the car are taken in a police van to the hospital. He's sure he has met her somewhere. He is given ether, wakes up in a different hospital, and the woman, Jacqueline Beausergent, has vanished. A mysterious figure presents him with an account of the accident and hands him an envelope stuffed with bank notes. Does Jacqueline Beausergent have the answers to the narrator's questions about the past, about his father?
Publisher: New Haven :, Yale University Press,, 2015
ISBN: 9780300218923
0300218923
Characteristics: 1 online resource (148 pages)
Additional Contributors: Weston-Evans, Phoebe - Translator

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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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Apr 21, 2016

Easy to read, great mood.

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