Platform

ISBN-10: 1400030269
ISBN-13: 9781400030262
Edition: N/A
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Description: In his new work, Michel Houellebecq combines erotic provocation with a terrifying vision of a world teetering between satiety and fanaticism, to create one of the most shocking, hypnotic, and intelligent novels in years. In his early forties,  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/13/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

In his new work, Michel Houellebecq combines erotic provocation with a terrifying vision of a world teetering between satiety and fanaticism, to create one of the most shocking, hypnotic, and intelligent novels in years. In his early forties, Michel Renault skims through his days with as little human contact as possible. But following his father’s death he takes a group holiday to Thailand where he meets a travel agent—the shyly compelling Valérie—who begins to bring this half-dead man to life with sex of escalating intensity and audacity. Arcing with dreamlike swiftness from Paris to Pattaya Beach and from sex clubs to a terrorist massacre, Platform is a brilliant, apocalyptic masterpiece by a man who is widely regarded as one of the world’s most original and daring writers.

Michel Houellebecq's first novel, Whatever, was followed by two collections of poetry and a book of essays. He lives in Dublin.

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