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The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq
  

The Possibility of an Island

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The new novel from the bestselling, highly acclaimed and always controversial author of Atomised.

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Synopsis

The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq

Who, among you, deserves eternal life?

Daniel is a highly successful stand-up comedian who has made a career out of playing outrageously on the prejudices of his public. But at the beginning of the twenty-first century, he has begun to detest laughter in particular and mankind in general. Despite this, Daniel is unable to stop himself believing in the possibility of love.

A thousand years on, war, drought and earthquakes have decimated the earth and Daniel 24 lives alone in a secure compound - his only companion, a cloned dog named Fox. Outside, the remnants of the human race roam in packs, while Daniel 24 attempts to decipher his predecessor's history. In a nightmarish vision of the implosion of the modern world, he, like his predecessor attempts to fathom the meaning of love, sex, suffering and regret.

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'Houellebecq keeps us listening, even when we know we should leave.'
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'the book shows his main strength: caustic with with a moral force that cuts throug complacent assumptions.' Katie Owen, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

About the Author

Michel Houellebecq
Michel Houellebecq lives in County Cork, Ireland. He is the bestselling author of Atomised, Platform, Lanzarote and Whatever. He is also a poet, essayist and rap artist.

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Publication date

3rd July 2006

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Michel Houellebecq

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780753821183

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