Houellebecq’s controversial novel, which caused an uproar in France last year, finally reaches our shores. Whether it will make similar waves here remains to be . An international literary phenomenon, The Elementary Particles is a frighteningly original novel–part Marguerite Duras and part Bret Easton Ellis-that. You’re not meant to like Atomised, by Michel Houellebecq, warns Nicholas Lezard.
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Feb 06, Pages. An international literary phenomenon, The Elementary Particles is a frighteningly original novel—part Marguerite Duras and part Bret Easton Ellis-that leaps headlong into the malaise of contemporary existence. Bruno and Michel are half-brothers abandoned by their mother, an unabashed devotee of the drugged-out free-love world of the sixties. Bruno, the older, has become a raucously promiscuous hedonist himself, while Michel is an emotionally dead molecular biologist wholly immersed in the solitude of his work.
Each is ultimately offered a final chance at genuine love, and what unfolds is houellehecq brilliantly caustic and unpredictable tale. Translated from the French by Frank Wynne. From the Trade Paperback edition. Not many novels can do that.
The Elementary Particles
About The Elementary Particles An international literary phenomenon, The Elementary Particles is a frighteningly original novel—part Marguerite Duras and part Bret Easton Ellis-that leaps headlong into the malaise of contemporary existence. Also in Vintage International. Also by Michel Houellebecq. See all books by Elementarh Houellebecq. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Praise “An original work of art—ironic, intelligent and as airtight and elegant as a geometry proof.
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