This incessant quest, which Modiano might judge pointless, nevertheless produces - in the manner of Proust - one of the most obsessive and fascinating searches for lost time.
Dream-like, solemn, utterly unique and impervious to aesthetic fashions, his work defies the passage of time.
A magnificent, haunting novel, whose spell lasts long after reading.
A pure original ... you don't read Modiano for answers. You read each Modiano novel for its place in a giant sequence: a new restatement of a single unsolvable crime.