Binding: Paper Wraps
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo ; [iv], 150,  pages
Publisher: Paris: Gallimard, 1968.
A handsome first printing of the first edition in Fine condition, only minor tanning to pages, in original wraps with French flaps.
Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano's first novel, also winner of the Roger Nimier Prize and Fénéon Prize, is the account of Raphaël Schlemilovitch, a Jewish collaborator. In June 1942, a German officer walks up to a young man and asked: "Pardon, monsieur, où se trouve la place de l'Étoile?" The young man points to the left side of his chest.