In “Chevreuse”, Patrick Modiano reveals ghosts

What if Patrick Modiano had written only one book, each of his novels constituting the chapter of a single and same work? Chevreuse, which appears this re-entry, is no exception to the rule. The reader finds there the same suspended, dreamlike and bewitching atmosphere. These troubled and disturbing characters who change their names and identity the better to hide. These large empty apartments which at night become meeting places for unsavory “networks”. These mysterious women and these heroes groping in their memories …

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