The Possibility of an Island

by Michel Houellebecq

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

The Possibility of an Island Synopsis

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.

The Possibility of an Island Press Reviews

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

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ISBN: 9780753821183
Publication date: 03/07/2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780753821183
Publication date: 3rd July 2006
Author: Michel Houellebecq
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Reading Groups,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About 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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