Michel Houellebecq’s devastating story of solitude, longing and individual suffering, which is also a powerful indictment of modern life. Translated by Shaun Whiteside.
Dissatisfied and discontent, Florent-Claude Labrouste feels he is dying of sadness. His young girlfriend hates him and his career as an engineer at the Ministry of Agriculture is pretty much over. His only relief comes in the form of a pill - white, oval, small. Recently released for public consumption, Captorix is a new brand of anti-depressant which works by altering the brain’s release of serotonin.
About the AuthorMichel Houellebecq is a poet, essayist and novelist. He was awarded the Legion d’Honneur in 2019.