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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick Modiano Narrator: Bronson Pinchot Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9781504731270
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A haunting novel of suspense from the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature.

In the stillness of his Paris apartment, Jean Daragane has built a life of total solitude. Then a surprising phone call shatters the silence of an unusually hot September, and the threatening voice on the other end of the line leaves Daragane wary but irresistibly curious. Almost at once, he finds himself entangled with a shady gambler and a beautiful, fragile young woman, who draw Daragane into the mystery of a decades-old murder. The investigation will force him to confront the memory of a trauma he had all but buried.

With So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood Patrick Modiano adds a new chapter to a body of work whose supreme psychological insight and subtle, atmospheric writing have earned him worldwide renown—including the Nobel Prize in Literature. This masterly novel, now translated into twenty languages, penetrates the deepest enigmas of identity and compels us to ask whether we ever know who we truly are.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Modiano is an ideal writer to gorge on…in part because [his books] make up a system as beguiling and complete as any in contemporary literature…A moody, delectable noir.”

    New Yorker

  • “A suspenseful inquiry into memory and storytelling, including the stories we tell ourselves about our own lives. It’s the best kind of mystery, the kind that never stops haunting you.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “[Modiano’s] fiction resonates so deeply [because] it occupies an elusive middle ground between place and personality…Resonant…Compelling.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Euan Cameron’s atmospheric translation does ample justice to this spectral tale.”

    Independent (London)

  • “There is intrigue, there are missing persons, there are affairs of the heart and body…The beauty of [Modiano’s] prose shines once again in this deep, short read.”


  • “Brilliantly structured and effectively captures the unflashy unease of real life.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A quietly haunting search for the truth—or at least for the facts—of a postwar French childhood…Powerful.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Modiano’s achievement is to preserve the dignity of those people with ‘walk-on parts’ in our lives, who meant nothing to us, yet whose presence, and influence, can’t be discounted if we are to give a sincere account of our lives and ourselves.”


  • “Moody…Lyrical…Vintage Modiano, and a pleasure for fans of neonoir fiction.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Patrick Modiano is a bestselling novelist and the winner of some of the most prestigious literary awards in France, including the Prix Goncourt and the Prix Mondial Cino Del Duca for lifetime achievement. In 2014 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for “the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.”

About the Narrator

Bronson Pinchot, an Audie Award–winning narrator and Audible’s Narrator of the Year for 2010, received his education at Yale University, which filled out what he had already received at his mother’s knee in the all-important areas of Shakespeare, Greek art and architecture, and the Italian Renaissance. He restores Greek Revival buildings and appears in television, film, and on stage whenever the pilasters and entablatures overwhelm him.