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"Houellebecq captures precisely the cynical disillusionment of disaffected youth."-- Booklist

"This boy needs serious therapy. He may be beyond help."-- The Washington Post

Just thirty, with a well-paid job, depression and no love life, the narrator and anti-hero par excellence of this grim, funny, and clever novel smokes four packs of cigarettes a day and writes weird animal stories in his spare time.

A painfully realistic portrayal of the vanishing freedom of a world governed by science and by the empty rituals of daily life.

Michel Houellebecq is a multi-award-winning French author. He currently lives in Spain.

Publisher: London, England : Serpent's Tail, ©1998
ISBN: 9781846687846
Branch Call Number: HOUELLE
Characteristics: iv, 155 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Hammond, Paul 1920-


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