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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.

  • ISBN-13: 9780375727016
  • ISBN-10: 0375727019
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: November 2001
  • Dimensions: 8.03 x 5.19 x 0.65 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.49 pounds
  • Page Count: 272