Modiano's debut novel is a sardonic, often grotesque satire of France during the Nazi occupation. We are immediately plunged into the hallucinatory imagination of Raphael Schlemilovitch, a young Jewish man, torn between self-aggrandisement and self-loathing, who may be the heir to a Venezuelan fortune, may have lived during the Nazi Occupation, may have rubbed shoulders with the most notorious collaborators and anti-Semites of the time, may even have been the lover of Eva Braun... or he may have been none of these things. ...

La Place de l'Etoile 2016, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London

ISBN-13: 9781408867952

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La Place De l'Etoile 1980, Editions Flammarion, Paris

ISBN-13: 9782070366989

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