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Serotonin / Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the French by Shaun Whiteside.

Serotonin / Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the French by Shaun Whiteside.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date
Adult Fiction   Double Bay . On Loan . 1 Feb 2023
Adult Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
Adult Fiction   Watsons Bay . Available .  
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ISBN 9781785152245 (trade paperback)
Author Houellebecq, Michel author.
Title Serotonin / Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the French by Shaun Whiteside.
Publisher/Date London : William Heinemann, 2019.
Pagination etc. 309 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents note First published in France in 2019 by Flammarion under the title, Sérotonine.
Summary Note Dissatisfied and discontent, Florent-Claude Labrouste begrudgingly works as an engineer for the Ministry of Agriculture, and is in a self-imposed dysfunctional relationship with a younger woman. When he discovers her ongoing infidelity, he decides to abandon his life in Paris and return to the Normandy countryside of his youth. There he contemplates lost loves and past happiness as he struggles to embed himself in a world that no longer holds any joy for him. His only relief comes in the form of a pill – white, oval, small. Captorix is a new brand of anti-depressant, recently released for public consumption, which works by altering the brain’s release of serotonin. With social unrest intensifying around him, and his own depression deepening, Florent-Claude turns to this new medication in the hope that he will find something to live for. Written by one of the most provocative and prophetic novelists of his generation, Serotonin is at once a devastating story of solitude, longing and individual suffering, and a powerful criticism of modern life.
Language note Translated from the French.
Subject French fiction -- 21st century
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Depressed persons -- Fiction
Middle-aged men -- Fiction
Agriculture -- Social aspects -- France -- Fiction
France -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Fiction
Normandy (France) -- Fiction
Added Author Whiteside, Shaun translator.
Shelf Location F HOUE
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