Submission

Author: Michel Houellebecq
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473523613
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As the 2022 French Presidential election looms, two candidates emerge as favourites: Marine Le Pen of the Front National, and the charismatic Muhammed Ben Abbes of the growing Muslim Fraternity. Forming a controversial alliance with the political left to block the Front National’s alarming ascendency, Ben Abbes sweeps to power, and overnight the country is transformed. This proves to be the death knell of French secularism, as Islamic law comes into force: women are veiled, polygamy is encouraged and, for our narrator François – misanthropic, middle-aged and alienated – life is set on a new course. Submission is a devastating satire, comic and melancholy by turns, and a profound meditation on faith and meaning in Western society.

The Submission

Author: Amy Waldman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429958288
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Entertainment Weekly's Favorite Novel of 2011 Esquire's 2011 Book of the Year A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book for 2011 One of NPR's 10 Best Novels of 2011 Ten years after 9/11, a dazzling, kaleidoscopic novel reimagines its aftermath A jury gathers in Manhattan to select a memorial for the victims of a devastating terrorist attack. Their fraught deliberations complete, the jurors open the envelope containing the anonymous winner's name—and discover he is an American Muslim. Instantly they are cast into roiling debate about the claims of grief, the ambiguities of art, and the meaning of Islam. Their conflicted response is only a preamble to the country's. The memorial's designer is an enigmatic, ambitious architect named Mohammad Khan. His fiercest defender on the jury is its sole widow, the self-possessed and mediagenic Claire Burwell. But when the news of his selection leaks to the press, she finds herself under pressure from outraged family members and in collision with hungry journalists, wary activists, opportunistic politicians, fellow jurors, and Khan himself—as unknowable as he is gifted. In the fight for both advantage and their ideals, all will bring the emotional weight of their own histories to bear on the urgent question of how to remember, and understand, a national tragedy. In this deeply humane novel, the breadth of Amy Waldman's cast of characters is matched by her startling ability to conjure their perspectives. A striking portrait of a fractured city striving to make itself whole, The Submission is a piercing and resonant novel by an important new talent.

Submission

Author: Marthe Blau
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743271041
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Elodie, a young married Parisian attorney, finds herself swept into a cycle of sado-masochism and sexual addiction in her relationship with a compelling stranger.

Submission By Michel Houellebecq Book Analysis

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Publisher: BrightSummaries.com
ISBN: 2806281180
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Submission with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Submission by Michel Houellebecq, in which the author envisions a France left deeply divided as a result of mass immigration and an increase in Islamic extremism. In this tense political context, the Muslim Brotherhood party pulls off a surprise election victory and sets about ruling France in accordance with the tenets of Islam. The novel’s main character, a misanthropic and profoundly lonely professor of literature at the Sorbonne, must navigate this new reality, in which polygamy and arranged marriages are now the norm, and prestigious jobs are off limits to non-Muslims. The book proved controversial on its release, with some alleging that it is anti-Muslim, but it nonetheless became an instant bestseller in multiple European countries. Michel Houellebecq is one of France’s best-known modern novelists and won the country’s prestigious Prix Goncourt in 2010 for his novel The Map and the Territory. Find out everything you need to know about Submission in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit

Author: Elizabeth Lyon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399528286
Size: 54.64 MB
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ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING YOUR NOVEL PUBLISHED WITH THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND GUIDE Writers often spend years perfecting their first novel—then hit a dead end when it comes to getting it published. Learning to market your novel will make it stand out from the thousands of other books clamoring for the attention of an ever shrinking number of publishers. In this book, Elizabeth Lyon offers the wisdom of more than twenty years of experience as an author, book editor, writing instructor, and marketing consultant. Step-by-step, she details what editors want, what questions to ask them, and how to develop a marketing strategy. You will learn: · How to categorize your novel, and the sixteen ways of describing it · Nine ways of selling your novel · Descriptions of the jobs of literary agent, editor, and writer · Examples of actual story synopses, and successful query letters—in all the genres · How to prepare sample chapters · Thirty questions a writer needs to ask a prospective agent

Blind Submission

Author: Debra Ginsberg
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780307351494
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Books can be a dangerous business . . . When Blue Moon Books, the Bay Area bookstore where Angel Robinson has worked since college, is squeezed out of business, Angel is forced to find a new job. She lucks into a position as the assistant to the world-renowned literary agent Lucy Fiamma. Angel soon learns that working for Lucy is no picnic. The agent has a blockbuster ego to match her blockbuster success and Angel must juggle both her boss’s prima donna demands and the strange quirks of her authors. But Angel soon becomes indispensible to the agency and develops a keen understanding of big projects and the writers who create them. What she doesn’t realize is just how far one of them will go to get published. One day, a chapter from a mysterious manuscript by an anonymous author arrives at the office. Set in a New York literary agency, the novel, titled Blind Submission, centers on the ambitious assistant to a successful literary agent. Angel is pulled in by the plot—but her initial curiosity soon turns to panic. As the story unfolds—with chapters e-mailed in one by one—it becomes clear that the mystery author is writing the story of Angel’s own life, including secrets she thought were deeply hidden. Someone is watching her, even plotting against her. Could it be her backstabbing coworker, her jealous boyfriend, or her seductive new client? When the novel’s plot turns to murder, Angel knows that if she doesn’t discover the author’s identity before the final chapter is written, more than just her career will be cut short. From the Hardcover edition.

The 30 Day Plan To Whip Your Career Into Submission

Author: Karen Salmansohn
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307797732
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Don't Stay Stuck in a Job Rut--Take Control of Your Career in Just 30 Days! Feeling enslaved by pointless meetings, overflowing "in" boxes, and endless phone calls? Shackled by mindless busywork and jealous colleagues who keep you from landing the corner office and the recognition you deserve? If so, now is the time to break free from the chains of job slavery! Now in paperback, Karen Salmansohn, award-winning advertising veteran and bestselling author, offers an instructive, humorous, and easy-to-follow 30-day plan for taking control of your career. Daily tips for Cracking Whips and Master Mantras will show you how to beat all of your negative thoughts instead of letting them beat you, so that at last you can attain the promotions and raises you dream about.

Act Of Submission

Author: Mandy M. Roth
Publisher: Raven Happy Hour
ISBN: 1625011156
Size: 45.88 MB
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Part of the Bestselling Series World The Immortal Ops by Mandy M. Roth Paranormal Shifter Military Special Ops Romance Book Three in the PSI Ops Series Haven Carey has given up everything to seek out the man responsible for her brother's death, but she gets a lot more than she bargained for when she comes face-to-face with the tall, dark, and delicious alpha. When her world is turned on its head, she soon discovers that nothing is as it appears to be. Cat-shifting PSI-Operative Miles "Boomer" Walsh is the team loner for a reason—nothing and no one touches him. Not anymore. Except when a beautiful vixen shows up, claiming he murdered her brother, and tries to kill him. It's not the first time a female's tried to end him. But this time is different. Primal instinct demands his total surrender to whatever the woman has in mind… especially if that something includes a little pain mixed with pleasure.

The 9 11 Novel

Author: Arin Keeble
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476615624
Size: 53.50 MB
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This is a comprehensive study of the first decade of literary representations of 9/11, moving from Art Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers (2003) to Amy Waldman’s The Submission (2012). It traces the way literature has dealt with an event that continues to shape world conflict and resonate prominently in the American imagination, and argues that the corpus of literary fiction discussing 9/11 is characterized by a fundamental sense of conflictedness related to the tensions between trauma or mourning and political imperatives. The work offers in-depth analyses of texts that have historicized 9/11 and shaped the way we understand this key moment in American and world history.

Problem Novels

Author: Anna Maria Jones
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 0814210538
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"In Problem Novels, Anna Maria Jones argues that, far from participating "invisibly" in disciplinary regimes, many Victorian novels articulate sophisticated theories about the role of the novel in the formation of the self. In fact, it is rare to find a Victorian novel in which questions about the danger or utility of novel reading are not embedded within the narrative. In other words, one of the stories that the Victorian novel tells, over and over again, is the story of what novels do to readers. This story occurs in moments that call attention to the reader's engagement with the text." "In chapters on Wilkie Collins, Anthony Trollope, and George Meredith, Jones examines "problem novels" - that is, novels that both narrate and invite problematic reading as part of their theorizing of cultural production. Problem Novels demonstrates that these works posit a culturally embedded, sensationally susceptible reader and, at the same time, present a methodology for critical engagement with cultural texts. Thus, the novels theorize, paradoxically, a reader who is both unconsciously interpellated and critically empowered. And, Jones argues, it is this paradoxical construction of the unconscious/critical subject that re-emerges in the theoretical paradigms of Victorian cultural studies scholarship. Indeed, as Problem Novels shows, Victorianists' attachments to critical "detective work" closely resemble the sensational attachments that we assume shaped Victorian novel readers."--BOOK JACKET.