The Possibility of an Island

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Click for availability and more information The Possibility of an Island, by Michel Houellebecq

The Possibility of an Island, by enfant terrible of contemporary French literature, Michel Houellebecq, revisits themes of religious cults, love, lust and genetic engineering with the same challenging insights as his previous books. Set in both the present and future, the narrative is a recounting of present and subsequent lives of Daniels. The original Daniel, a comedian who achieves fame and fortune through his misanthropic exploitation of social ills, falls in with a cult that promises immortality through cloning. Human suffering is eventually eradicated resulting in an angst free existence not worth living and nostalgia for the heartache experienced by Daniel 1.
-Michele

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