The map and the territory
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
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Book
Edition:
1st American ed.
Physical Desc:
269 pages ; 25 cm.
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The most celebrated and controversial French novelist of our time now delivers his magnum opus--about art and money, love and friendship and death, fathers and sons.   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 history rendered with sharp humor and powerful compassion. His earliest photographs, of countless industrial objects, were followed by a surprisingly successful series featuring Michelin road maps, which also happened to bring him the love of his life, Olga, a beautiful Russian working--for a time--in Paris. But global fame and fortune arrive when he turns to painting and produces a host of portraits that capture a wide range of professions, from the commonplace (the owner of a local bar) to the autobiographical (his father, an accomplished architect) and from the celebrated ( Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Discussing the Future of Information Technology ) to the literary (a writer named Houellebecq, with whom he develops an unusually close relationship).   Then, while his aging father (his only living relative) flirts with oblivion, a police inspector seeks Martin's help in solving an unspeakably gruesome crime--events that prove profoundly unsettling. Even so, now growing old himself, Jed Martin somehow discovers serenity and manages to add another startling chapter to his artistic legacy, a deeply moving conclusion to this saga of hopes and losses and dreams.
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English
ISBN:
9780307701558, 0307701557

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Translation of: La carte et le territoire.
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English translation originally published: London : William Heinemann, 2011.
Description
Traces the experiences of artist Jed Martin, who rises to international success as a portrait photographer before helping to solve a heinous crime that has lasting repercussions for his loved ones.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Houellebecq, M., & Bowd, G. (2012). The map and the territory. 1st American ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Houellebecq, Michel and Gavin Bowd. 2012. The Map and the Territory. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Houellebecq, Michel and Gavin Bowd, The Map and the Territory. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Houellebecq, Michel., and Gavin Bowd. The Map and the Territory. 1st American ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. Print.

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