The First World War. An account of the occasion when the reclusive Marcel Proust ventures from the titular apartment to listen to a chamber music concert whence he becomes intrigued by the viola player, a young serviceman.
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A rather dour and bloodless riff on an actual occurrence that may appeal to connoisseurs of Proust impersonations - surely a wide market - but lacks the author's usual flair for exposing bigger issues through the small or mundane. Nevertheless it's performed with austere conviction despite leading back to the front door from whence we came.