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Submission / Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the French by Lorin Stein.

Submission / Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the French by Lorin Stein.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
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Adult Fiction   Double Bay . On Loan . 23 Apr 2021
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Adult Fiction Store   Double Bay . *, Store .  
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Adult Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
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ISBN 9781785150258 (paperback)
Author Houellebecq, Michel author.
Title Submission / Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the French by Lorin Stein.
Publisher/Date London : William Heinemann, 2015
©2015
Pagination etc. 251 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary Note 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.
Language note Translated from the French.
Subject Religions -- Relations -- Fiction
Political campaigns -- France -- Fiction
Political corruption -- France -- Fiction
Added Author Stein, Lorin translator.
Shelf Location F HOUE
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