AFA's next Club de Lecture session will be held March 23rd at Genuine Joe’s Coffee Shop. Get yourself a coffee or a bite to eat, or just join us to discuss Rue des boutique obscures by Patrick Modiano. Club de Lecture is a members-only event. Become an AFA member today and join book discussion on March 23rd at Genuine Joe’s, 2001 W Anderson Lane.
Guy Roland is a detective who lost his memory before the beginning of the novel. When his employer retires and closes the detective agency where he has worked years, Roland embarks on a search for his own identity. His investigations uncover clues to a life that seems to stop during World War II. Roland learns that his real name is Jimmy Stern, a Jewish Greek man who was living in Paris under an assumed name. With his memory partially back, Guy Roland goes to look for his friend Freddie. At the end of the novel Roland is about to follow the last clue that might unlock his past: an address on a street in Rome, the Via della Botteghe Obscure, where Jimmy Stern lived throughout the 1930s. Author Patrick Modiano is the recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature. Join Club de Lecture at 2:00pm in the Board Room at Genuine Joe’s Coffee Shop on March 23rd.