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Plateforme

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369 pages

"Michel Renault is a human void. Following the death of the father he barely knew, he endures his civil service job while eking out an existence of prepackaged pleasure, hollow friendships, TV dinners, and pornography. On a group holiday in Thailand, however, he meets the shyly compelling Valerie, who soon pursues an agenda that Michel himself could never have thought possible: his own humanization." "Back in Paris, they plunge into an affair that strays into S&M, public sex, and partner swapping, even as they devise a scheme to save Valerie's ailing travel company by capitalizing on the only trade Michel has seen flourish in the third World. Before long, he quits his job, and their business model for "sex tourism" is gradually implemented. But when they return to Thailand, where Michel's philosophy will be put into practice, he discovers that sex is neither the most consuming nor dangerous of passions."--BOOK JACKET

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2003, Vintage
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2003, [Russian publisher]
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September 4, 2003, Vintage
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Plateforme
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Platform
2002, Heinemann
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2001, Flammarion
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Plateforme
August 27, 2001, Editions Flammarion
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"Michel Renault is a human void. Following the death of the father he barely knew, he endures his civil service job while eking out an existence of prepackaged pleasure, hollow friendships, TV dinners, and pornography. On a group holiday in Thailand, however, he meets the shyly compelling Valerie, who soon pursues an agenda that Michel himself could never have thought possible: his own humanization." "Back in Paris, they plunge into an affair that strays into S&M, public sex, and partner swapping, even as they devise a scheme to save Valerie's ailing travel company by capitalizing on the only trade Michel has seen flourish in the third World. Before long, he quits his job, and their business model for "sex tourism" is gradually implemented. But when they return to Thailand, where Michel's philosophy will be put into practice, he discovers that sex is neither the most consuming nor dangerous of passions."--BOOK JACKET

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Father died last year.
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Library of Congress PQ2668.O77 P5313 2003

Plateforme

This edition was published in by Editions Flammarion


Classifications

Library of Congress
PQ2668.O77 P53 2001

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
369
Dimensions
8.1 x 5.3 x 1 inches
Weight
13.4 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8841573M
Internet Archive
plateformeaumili00houe
ISBN 10
2080682377
ISBN 13
9782080682376
LC Control Number
2001462057
Library Thing
57957
Goodreads
1518409

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