Selection as wide as the Mississippi.
From the Publisher
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.
Translated from the French by Frank Wynne.