Recommended by Peter, City Lights Books

In his new work, Michel Houellebecq combines erotic provocation with a terrifying vision of a world teetering between satiety and fanaticism, to create one of the most shocking, hypnotic, and intelligent novels in years.

In his early forties, Michel Renault skims through his days with as little human contact as possible. But following his father's death he takes a group holiday to Thailand where he meets a travel agent—the shyly compelling Valérie—who begins to bring this half-dead man to life with sex of escalating intensity and audacity. Arcing with dreamlike swiftness from Paris to Pattaya Beach and from sex clubs to a terrorist massacre, Platform is a brilliant, apocalyptic masterpiece by a man who is widely regarded as one of the world's most original and daring writers.

Title Platform
Author Michel Houellebecq
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 13 July 2004
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 272 p.
ISBN-10 1400030269
ISBN-13 9781400030262
Publication Date 13 July 2004
Main content page count 272
Weight 16 oz.

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