As he leaves the cinema where he has just watched In this novel by Marc Auge, a master of ethnofiction, the two meet up in Paris cafes to discuss the events of their lives Occupation and Liberation, the Algerian War, and 1968 and Julien puzzles over who in his past could be searching for him. His ex-wife? An enigmatic lover from a seedy corner of Berlin? Soon, Julien realizes he is in the midst of a mysterious game of confession with a woman he knows nothing about. In a quick reversal, he shines the spotlight on Claire. Who is she and why are her questions so intense? Why does she seem focused on one particular year 1968?
As the story unravels, we begin to understand that the puzzling nature of Claire s quest proves to be a metaphor for other enigmas, including the mysteries of the heart. Beautifully written,
Someone's Trying to Find You