Annihilation

Michel Houellebecq

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A number one bestseller in France, Germany and Italy, the masterpiece from the acclaimed author of Atomised and Submission.

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‘The most interesting novelist of our times’ Evening Standard’The most important novelist to have been publishing in all of Europe over the past three decades’ The Sunday Times’We have no one to match Houellebecq.’ The Daily TelegraphIt is 2027. France is in a state of economic decline and moral decay.As the country plunges into a closely-fought presidential campaign, the French state falls victim to a series of mysterious and unsettling cyberattacks. The sophisticated nature of the attacks leaves the best computer scientists at the DGSI – the French counter-terrorism agency – scrambling for answers.An advisor to the country’s Finance Minister, Paul Raison is close to the heart of government. His wife Prudence is a Treasury official, while his father Édouard, now retired, has spent his career working for the DGSI. When Édouard has a stroke, his children have an opportunity to repair their strained relationships, as they determine to free their father from the medical centre where he is wasting away.Michel Houellebecq’s Annihilation reveals new sides to his writing, adding compassion and tenderness to the emotions of rage, disgust and irony that have powered both him and his earlier works to international fame.Translated from the French by Shaun Whiteside.

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Dimensions 23.4 × 15.3 cm
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Hardback

Pages

544

Language

English

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General – Trade / Code: K

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