First Edition of Missing Person; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-winning author Patrick Modiano

  • Missing Person.

Missing Person.


Item Number: 5055

London: Jonathan Cape, 1980.

First British edition and the first English translation of the author’s sixth novel. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Patrick Modiano on the half title page. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Translated from the French by Daniel Weissbort.

"Delicate and cunning . . . Modiano's method is to sidle up to subjects of mystery and horror, indicating them without broaching them, as if gingerly fingering the outside of a poison bottle. . . He opens dark doors into the past out of a sunlit present" (John Sturrock, Times Literary Supplement).

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