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Van Alen Book Club June 2017:
In The Café of Lost Youth

by Patrick Modiano

Join Van Alen Book Club this June as we travel to 1950s Paris via Patrick Modiano’s In the Café of Lost Youth. Centered on a fictitious subculture circle inspired by Guy Debord and his urbanist entourage, the Situationists, this suspenseful short novel maps its four narrators’ memories across the multilayered public spaces of midcentury Paris.

Leading the conversation will be writer Alexandra Schwartz. Read her profile of Patrick Modiano in The New Yorker.

Registration is open to new and former participants of the Van Alen Book Club, and a casual dinner will be provided.