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The Map and the Territory

(2011)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
By the most celebrated and controversial French novelist of our time, this Goncourt-winning masterpiece--about art and money, love and friendship and death, fathers and sons--will bring Michel Houellebecq the broad readership in America that he has long enjoyed internationally.

The Map and the Territory is the story of an artist, Jed Martin, and his family and lovers and friends, the arc of his entire lifetime told with sharp humor and powerful compassion. His first photographs feature Michelin road maps (hence the title), and global success arrives with his series on professions: portraits of various personalities, including a writer named Houellebecq, captured at their work. Not long afterward, Jed helps a police inspector solve a heinous crime that leaves lasting marks on everyone involved. But after burying his father and growing old himself, Jed will also discover serenity and add another chapter to his artistic legacy, a deeply moving conclusion to this saga of hopes and losses and dreams.

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January 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Map and the Territory
Author(s): Michel Houellebecq
ISBN: 0-307-70155-7 / 978-0-307-70155-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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September 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Map and the Territory
Author(s): Michel Houellebecq
ISBN: 0-434-02140-7 / 978-0-434-02140-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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Paperback Editions

November 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Map and the Territory (Vintage International)
Author(s): Michel Houellebecq
ISBN: 0-307-94653-3 / 978-0-307-94653-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Map and the Territory
Author(s): Michel Houellebecq
ISBN: 0-09-955457-7 / 978-0-09-955457-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Map and the Territory
Author(s): Michel Houellebecq
ISBN: 0-434-02141-5 / 978-0-434-02141-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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October 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Map and the Territory
Author(s): Michel Houellebecq
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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January 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Map and the Territory (Vintage International)
Author(s): Michel Houellebecq
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Map and the Territory
Author(s): Michel Houellebecq
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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