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The Resource The map and the territory, Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the french by Gavin Bowd

The map and the territory, Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the french by Gavin Bowd

Label
The map and the territory
Title
The map and the territory
Statement of responsibility
Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the french by Gavin Bowd
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Having made his name with an exhibition of photographs of Michelin roadmaps - beautiful works that won praise from every corner of the art world - Jed Martin is now emerging from a ten-year hiatus. And he has had some good news. It has nothing to do with his broken boiler, the approach of another lamentably awkward annual Christmas dinner with his father or the memory of his doomed love affair with the beautiful Olga. It is that, for his new exhibition, he has secured the involvement of none other than the French novelist Michel Houellebecq. The great writer has agreed to write the text for the exhibition guide, for which he will be paid handsomely and also have his portrait painted by Jed. The exhibition - 'Professions', a series of portraits of ordinary and extraordinary people at work - brings Jed new levels of global fame. Yet his boiler is still broken, his ailing father flirts with oblivion and, worse still, he is contacted by one Inspector Jasselin, who requests his assistance in solving an unspeakable, atrocious and gruesome crime. Art, money, fathers, sons, death, love and the transformation of France into a tourist paradise come together to create a daringly playful and original twist on the contemporary novel from a modern master of the form
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Summary
Traces the experiences of artist Jed Martin, who rises to international success as a portrait photographer before helping to solve a heinous crime that has lasting repercussions for his loved ones
Theme
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10017202
Cataloging source
BT
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Houellebecq, Michel
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
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Bowd, Gavin
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • French fiction
  • Psychological fiction
  • Photographers
Target audience
adult
Label
The map and the territory, Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the french by Gavin Bowd
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000047751952
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
291 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780434021413
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The map and the territory, Michel Houellebecq ; translated from the french by Gavin Bowd
Publication
Control code
000047751952
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
291 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780434021413
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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