The Resource Submission, Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the French by Lorin Stein

Submission, Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the French by Lorin Stein

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Submission
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Submission
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Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the French by Lorin Stein
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eng
Summary
In a near-future France, Francois, 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 nineteenth-century novelist Joris-Karl Huysmans - has led him nowhere. In a late-capitalist society where consumerism has become the new religion, Francois 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 favourites: 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 Francois, life is set on a new course. Submission is both a devastating satire and a profound meditation on isolation, faith and love
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Houellebecq, Michel
Dewey number
813.6
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no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
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Stein, Lorin
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  • Religions
  • Political campaigns
  • Political corruption
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Submission, Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the French by Lorin Stein
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First published in France in 2015 by Flammarion under the title Soumission
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
251 pages
Isbn
9781785150258
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781785150258
Label
Submission, Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the French by Lorin Stein
Publication
Note
First published in France in 2015 by Flammarion under the title Soumission
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
251 pages
Isbn
9781785150258
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781785150258

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