By Michel Houellebecq
"Houellebecq captures exactly the cynical disillusionment of disaffected youth."—Booklist
"This boy wishes severe treatment. He could be past help."—The Washington Post
Just thirty, with a well-paid task, melancholy and no love lifestyles, the narrator and anti-hero par excellence of this grim, humorous, and smart novel smokes 4 packs of cigarettes an afternoon and writes bizarre animal tales in his spare time.
A painfully sensible portrayal of the vanishing freedom of an international ruled through technology and by way of the empty rituals of day-by-day life.
Michel Houellebecq is a multi-award-winning French writer. He presently lives in Spain.