Patrick Modiano, the author of more than twenty books, is one of France's most admired contemporary novelists. Out of the Dark is a moody, expertly rendered tale of a love affair between two drifters.
Jordan Stump is a professor of French at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the translator of numerous novels by Marie Redonnet, Eric Chevillard, Christian Oster, Lutz Bassmann, and Antoine Volodine, many of which are available from the University of Nebraska Press. His translation of Claude Simon's The Jardin des Plantes was awarded the French-American Foundation's translation prize and he was named Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He is also the author of The Other Book: Bewilderments of Fiction (Nebraska, 2011).