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Serotonin (1st paperback ed)

By: Houellebecq, Michel Whiteside, Shaun(Translated by)

1473570581 / 9781473570580
eBook (EPUB)
17/09/2020
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England
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320 pages
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Reprint. This translation originally published: London: William Heinemann, 2019 Description based on CIP data; resource not viewed.

LONGLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2020

A powerful criticism of modern life by one of the most provocative and prophetic writers of our age

Florent-Claude Labrouste is dying of sadness. Despised by his girlfriend and on the brink of career failure, his last hope for relief comes in the form of a newly available antidepressant that alters the brain's release of serotonin.

When he returns to the Normandy countryside in search of serenity, he instead finds a rural community left behind by globalisation and red-tape agricultural policies, with local farmers longing for an impossible return towhat they remember as a golden age.

'Despite its provocations, this is a novel of romantic and sorrowful ideas: Houellebecq as troubadour, singing lost loves' Rachel Kushner

Michel Houellebecq has good claim to be the most interesting novelist of our times. . . Exhilarating in its nihilism, often very funny and always enjoyable' Evening Standard

BIC:

1DDF France, FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FV Historical fiction, FYT Fiction in translation

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