ARC received through Shelf Awareness
This was fascinating.... if slightly bizarre.
This slim volume is the story of one man's obsession with all things Proust. And I mean serious obsession.
From hunting down souvenirs to worming his way into the funerals of Proust's friends, there's a certain creepy stalker element to the quest.
The ultimate, of course, is Proust's overcoat, which he not only wore constantly, but also used as a blanket while he lay in bed writing. Though old and worn, it becomes the crown jewel in an amazing collection.
Very quick read, very interesting. This is a translation (from Italian, I believe) and comes out in a few weeks in English.