Submission: A Novel

Submission: A Novel


A arguable, clever, and mordantly humorous new novel from France's most renowned dwelling literary figure

It's 2022. François is bored. he is a middle-aged lecturer on the New Sorbonne collage and a professional on J. okay. Huysmans, the well-known nineteenth-century Decadent writer. yet François's personal decadence is significantly smaller in scale. He sleeps together with his scholars, eats microwave dinners, rereads Huysmans, queues up YouPorn.

Meanwhile, it is election season. And even though Francois feels "about as political as a bathtub towel," issues are becoming lovely attention-grabbing. In an alliance with the Socialists, France's new Islamic occasion sweeps to energy. Islamic legislations comes into strength. girls are veiled, polygamy is inspired, and François is obtainable an impossible to resist educational advancement--on the that he convert to Islam.

Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker has acknowledged of Submission that "Houellebecq isn't really in simple terms a satirist but--more unusually--a sincere satirist, really saddened by way of the absurdities of background and the madnesses of mankind." Michel Houellebecq's new publication will be satirical and melancholic, however it is additionally hilarious, a comic book masterpiece by way of one in every of France's nice novelists.

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