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Such fine boys / Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti ; with a foreword by J.M.G. Le Clézio.

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Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch FICTION MODI (Text) 39391006839060 Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780300223347
  • ISBN: 030022334X
  • Physical Description: xi, 186 pages ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press [2017]

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Originally published as: De si braves garçons (Paris : Editions Gallimard, 1982).
Summary, etc.:
"As a boarding school student in the early 1960s, Patrick Modiano lived among the troubled teenage sons of wealthy but self-involved parents. In this mesmerizing novel, Modiano weaves together a series of exquisitely crafted stories about such jettisoned boys at the exclusive Valvert School on the outskirts of Paris: abandoned children of privilege, left to create new family ties among themselves. Misfits and heroes, sports champions and good-hearted chums, the boys of Valvert misbehave, run away, get expelled, and engage in various forms of delinquency and disappearance. They emerge into adulthood tragically damaged, still tethered to their adolescent selves, powerless to escape the central loneliness of their lives in an ever-darkening spiral of self-delusion and grim consequence"--Back cover.
Subject: Teenage boys > France > Paris > Fiction.
Boarding schools > France > Paris > Fiction.
Paris (France) > Fiction.
French fiction > Translations into English.
Genre: Bildungsromans.

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