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Possibility of an Island, the (2005) [Novel]
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Having made a fortune producing comedies that skewer mankind’s consumerism, religious fundamentalism, sexual profligacy, and other affronts, Daniel is forty before he falls prey to the human condition himself: his beloved’s body sags with age, their marriage dissolves, and true happiness seems a luxury reserved for their dog, Fox. After the colossal failure of his second great love affair, he joins a cult of health fanatics determined to produce a misery-free eternal life—manifested here in the voices of Daniel’s subsequent clones, who enjoy the umpteenth Fox’s companionship but shun the bands of fugitive “humans” on the horizon. Their commentary on Daniel’s fate, and on the race as a whole, illuminates the basic tenets of our existence—laughter, tears, love, remorse—and their nostalgia for such emotions, all of which have long since disappeared.

Original title: La possibilité d'une île
Original languages: French


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire
FictionScience FictionBleak Futures
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: The Possibility of an Island

The Possibility of an Island (2005)
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Language: English

Translated by: Gavin Bowd
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The Possibility of an Island (2005)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307263495
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