The Elementary Particles
The Elementary Particles
Michel Houellebecq

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 a brilliantly caustic and unpredictable tale.

—Recommended by Peter, City Lights Books

Title The Elementary Particles
Author Michel Houellebecq
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 13 November 2001
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 272 p.
ISBN-10 0375727019
ISBN-13 9780375727016
Publication Date 13 November 2001
Main content page count 272
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.95

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