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Author: Michel Houellebecq; Lorin Stein
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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In a near-future France, François, a middle-aged academic, is watching his life slowly dwindle to nothing. His sex drive is diminished, his parents are dead, and his lifelong obsession--the ideas and works of the novelist Joris-Karl Huysmans--has led him nowhere. In a late-capitalist society where consumerism has become the new religion, François is spiritually barren, but seeking to fill the vacuum of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Political fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Houellebecq; Lorin Stein
ISBN: 9780374271572 0374271577
OCLC Number: 923360318
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 246 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Soumission.
Responsibility: Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the French by Lorin Stein.

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In a near-future France, François, a middle-aged academic, is watching his life slowly dwindle to nothing. His sex drive is diminished, his parents are dead, and his lifelong obsession--the ideas and works of the novelist Joris-Karl Huysmans--has led him nowhere. In a late-capitalist society where consumerism has become the new religion, François is spiritually barren, but seeking to fill the vacuum of his existence. And he is not alone. As the 2022 Presidential election approaches, two candidates emerge as favorites: Marine Le Pen of the Front National, and Muhammed Ben Abbes of the nascent Muslim Fraternity. Forming a controversial alliance with the mainstream parties, Ben Abbes sweeps to power, and overnight the country is transformed. Islamic law comes into force: women are veiled, polygamy is encouraged and, for François, life is set on a new course.

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