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A Life Without End

Frederic Beigbeder Frank Wynne



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01 May 2020
Biography; Science fiction; Sci-Fi Biographical; Biotechnology / Genetic Engineering; Humorous Sci-Fi
Just shy of his fiftieth birthday, bestselling French author Frederic and his ten-year-old daughter travel the globe in search of immortality. What does the man who has everything fame, fortune, a new love, and a new baby want for his fiftieth birthday? The answer is simple: eternal life. Determined to shake off the first intimations of his approaching demise, Frederic tries every possible procedure to ward off death, examining both legal and illegal research into techniques that could lead to the imminent replacement of man with a post-human species. Accompanied by his ten-year-old daughter and her robot friend, Frederic crisscrosses the globe to meet the world's foremost researchers on human longevity, who--from cell rejuvenation and telomere lengthening to 3D-printed organs and digitally stored DNA--reveal their latest discoveries. With his blend of deadpan humor and clear-eyed perception, Beigbeder has penned a brutal and brilliant expose of the enduring issue of our own mortality.
By:   Frederic Beigbeder
Translated by:   Frank Wynne
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm, 
ISBN:   9781642860672
ISBN 10:   1642860670
Pages:   340
Publication Date:   01 May 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

FREDERIC BEIGBEDER is a French journalist and critic, and is responsible for the literary section of Le Figaro Magazine. Also a bestselling author, his novel 99 Francs both got him fired from his advertising job and established him as a controversial force within French literature. For his other novels, he has been awarded various prizes including the 2003 Prix Interallie and the 2009 Prix Renaudot. He is a regular guest on French national morning radio, and a frequent contributor to El Pais Icon (Spain), Interview (Germany), and Esquire (Russia).

Reviews for A Life Without End

Written in a breezy style, bristling with wit, sarcasm, heavy doses of gallows humor, and many lists...This extravagant metafiction about obsession, life, love, and lists mixes sincerity with an endearing, genre-bending wackiness. --Kirkus Reviews It's funny, profound, brilliantly researched, and fiendishly artful. --Le Figaro A touching and contemplative literary curve ball. --Femina Beigbeder has produced one of the most human, touching, relevant, and funny stories about passing time, the acceptance of ageing, and the need to love. If you're looking for something quite unlike anything else to read, then choose this. --Le Parisien A call to arms against transience from a Beigbeder who is back in top form, with all his trademark wit. --Lire This mad philosophical and biological quest is a life-affirming and intelligent reflection on the meaning of life. Decidedly ambitious, Monsieur Beigbeder! --Psychologies Magazine As always, Frederic Beigbeder knows perfectly well how to seize burning issues. In A Life Without End he captures immortality, the desire it inspires, and its likelihood. A tale falling somewhere between satire and the confidences of a father, a lover, and a writer who wants to live forever. --Transfuge Behind this wild pursuit of immortality appears a sharper and deeper reflection than you would expect. --Elle An audacious romance, between obsessions and hope. --Marie Claire

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