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The possibility of an island

by Michel Houellebecq

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Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMichel Houellebecq ; translated from the French by Gavin Bowd.
ContributionsBowd, Gavin, 1966-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ2668.O77 P6713 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3429664M
ISBN 100307263495
LC Control Number2005054527

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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.A worldwide phenomenon and the most important French /5(11).   His new book, The Possibility of an Island, will no doubt be subject to the same sadly ignorant critique. Its protagonist, Daniel, 47, is a wildly successful comedian whose . The Possibility of an Island is not perfect. For one, the book drops off during the last third. This is not to say that it becomes bad, just that it seems unable to sustain the momentum created by the first two-thirds of the novel. Despite the vaguely optimistic ending, Houellebecq offers no solution or alternative to the present state of humanity.


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The possibility of an island. [Michel Houellebecq] ebook Moving between Paris, Andalucia and Lanzarote, this novel is a thought provoking, sometimes shocking, examination of the modern world, the trials of old age and the death of love.