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The map and the territory / Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the french by Gavin Bowd.

The map and the territory / Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the french by Gavin Bowd.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
F HOUE
Adult Fiction   Double Bay . On Loan . 25 Oct 2021
F HOUE
Adult Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
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ISBN 0434021407 (hbk.)
9780434021406 (hbk.)
9780434021413 (pbk.)
Author Houellebecq, Michel
Title The map and the territory / Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the french by Gavin Bowd.
Publisher/Date London : William Heinemann Ltd., 2011.
Pagination etc. 291 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary Note Having made his name with an exhibition of photographs of Michelin roadmaps - beautiful works that won praise from every corner of the art world - Jed Martin is now emerging from a ten-year hiatus. And he has had some good news. It has nothing to do with his broken boiler, the approach of another lamentably awkward annual Christmas dinner with his father or the memory of his doomed love affair with the beautiful Olga. It is that, for his new exhibition, he has secured the involvement of none other than the French novelist Michel Houellebecq. The great writer has agreed to write the text for the exhibition guide, for which he will be paid handsomely and also have his portrait painted by Jed. The exhibition - 'Professions', a series of portraits of ordinary and extraordinary people at work - brings Jed new levels of global fame. Yet his boiler is still broken, his ailing father flirts with oblivion and, worse still, he is contacted by one Inspector Jasselin, who requests his assistance in solving an unspeakable, atrocious and gruesome crime. Art, money, fathers, sons, death, love and the transformation of France into a tourist paradise come together to create a daringly playful and original twist on the contemporary novel from a modern master of the form.
Subject French fiction -- 20th century
Photographers -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Added Author Bowd, Gavin, 1966-
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