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Atomised by Michel Houellebecq

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Atomised by Michel Houellebecq

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Half-brothers Michel and Bruno have a mother in common but little else. This is the story of two brothers, but the subject of the novel is in its dismantling of society and its assumptions, a dissection of modern lives and loves.

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Half-brothers Michel and Bruno have a mother in common but little else. Michel is a molecular biologist, a thinker and idealist, a man with no erotic life to speak of and little in the way of human society. Bruno, by contrast, is a libertine, though more in theory than in practice, his endless lust is all too rarely reciprocated. Both are symptomatic members of our atomised society, where religion has given way to shallow 'new age' philosophies and love to meaningless sexual connections. Atomised (Les Particules elementaires) tells the stories of the two brothers, but the real subject of the novel is the dismantling of contemporary society and its assumptions, its political incorrectness, and its caustic and penetrating asides on everything from anthropology to the problem pages of girls' magazines. A dissection of modern lives and loves. By turns funny, acid, infuriating, didactic, touching and visceral.

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SKU GOR000523308
Title Atomised
Author By (author) Michel Houellebecq
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2001
Page Number 384
ISBN 0099283360
ISBN13 9780099283362
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes Shortlisted for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2002.
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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