The Possibility of an Island

Author:   Michel Houellebecq ,  Gavin Bowd
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
ISBN:  

9780307275219


Pages:   337
Publication Date:   08 May 2007
Format:   Paperback
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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 world's most innovative writers.

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Author:   Michel Houellebecq ,  Gavin Bowd
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
Imprint:   Random House Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 13.40cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 20.10cm
Weight:   0.254kg
ISBN:  

9780307275219


ISBN 10:   0307275213
Pages:   337
Publication Date:   08 May 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unknown
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
Limited stock is available. It will be ordered for you and shipped pending supplier's limited stock.

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Bewitching . . . Ingenious . . . The Possibility of an Island is often brilliant and searing. <br>-- The New York Times Book Review <br> A skillful amalgam of prophesy, satire and science fiction, covering some of the same ground as Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake but with much more finesse and conviction. <br>-- Washington Post Book World <br> A sharp check on our hubris, our complacent assumption that things are getting better and better. It is always worth asking whether they are. <br>-- Wall Street Journal <br> Brutally honest, hilarious and often crudely explicit . . . The social criticism offered in this novel is often surprisingly relevant and revealing, [with] an underlying empathy for the plight of humanity. <br>-- Richmond Times-Dispatch <br> At times funny, brutal, and revolting, [ The Possibility of an Island ] pushes notions of hope and hopelessness to a dismal and logical conclusion. <br>-- The Economist


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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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