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Classics/modern classics > No Café da juventude perdida

Classics/modern classics No Café da juventude perdida

  • By Patrick Modiano
  • Price: £19.95
  • ISBN: 9789892304540
  • Availability: Limited Stock

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Four narrators, a student from a cafe, a private detective hired by an aggrieved husband, the heroine herself and one of her lovers, construct a portrait of Jacqueline Delanque, otherwise known as Louki. The daughter of a single mother who works in the Moulin Rouge, Louki grows up in poverty in Montmartre. Her one attempt to escape her background fails when she is rejected from the Lycee Jules-Ferry.

She meanders on through life, into a cocaine habit, and begins frequenting the Cafe Conde, whose regulars call her "Louki". She drifts into marriage with a real estate agency director, but finds no satisfaction with him or his friends and so makes the simple decision not to return to him one evening. She turns instead to a young man almost as aimless and adrift as she, but who perhaps loves her all the same.

Ever-present through this story is the city of Paris, almost another character in her own right. This is the Paris of 'no-man's-lands', of lonely journeys on the last metro, or nocturnal walks along empty boulevards; of cafes where the lost youth wander in, searching for meaning, and the older generation sift through their memories of their own long-gone adolescence.

Title details

Series Classics/modern classics Title No Café da juventude perdida
Subject Portuguese Language French
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date June 2009 Authors Patrick Modiano
Binding Paperback Pages 112
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 125
ESB Code 85602 ISBN 9789892304540
Inspection Copy No Delivery Limited Stock
  Price £19.95


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