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A worldwide phenomenon and the most important French novelist since Camus, Michel Houellebecq now delivers his magnum opus-a tale of our present circumstances told from the future, when humanity as we know it has vanished.

Surprisingly poignant, philosophically compelling, and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny, The Possibility of an Island is at once an indictment, an elegy, and a celebration of everything we have and are at risk of losing. It is a masterpiece from one of the worlds most innovative writers.

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Michel Houellebecq has won the prestigious Prix Novembre in France as well as the lucrative International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He lives in Ireland.

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lukas, August 2, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
His English friends call him "Hollaback." I first heard of this book because a few years ago Iggy Pop released a terrible album that was inspired by it. When you look up Houellebecq, you're bound to encounter the adjective "controversial" because of his statements about Islam, women, and sex. But really the controversy is how this terrible book was published. It's kind of sci-fi with clones and such, but it's more about sex, culture, and being a jerk.
Only the French can mange to combine pretentious name dropping (quoting Nietzsche does not mean you understand Nietzsche) with graphic sex and manage to make both boring. I almost have to read another book by him to see if everything he writes is this bad. Pardon my French, but this novel is taureau merde.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307275219
Author:
Houellebecq, Michel
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Translator:
Bowd, Gavin
Author:
Bowd, Gavin
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.75 in 0.6 lb

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