It is the 12 months 2084. within the state of Abistan—named after the prophet Abi, earthly messenger of the god Yolah—citizens undergo a unmarried god, demonstrating their devotion through kneeling in prayer 9 occasions an afternoon. self sustaining notion has been banned, remembering is forbidden, and an omnipresent surveillance approach immediately informs the gurus of each deviant act, suggestion, or inspiration. the dominion is blessed and its voters are chuffed, jam-packed with a feeling of function and piety. people who are not—the heretics—are placed to demise by means of stoning or beheading in urban squares. yet Ati has met those who imagine otherwise; in ghettos and caves, hidden from the gurus, exist the final residing heretics and free-thinkers of Abistan. lower than their effect, Ati starts to doubt. He starts off to imagine. Now, he'll need to guard his strategies together with his life.
"[In 2084] Sansal dared to move a lot additional than I did," acknowledged Michel Houellebecq, the arguable novelist so much lately of Submission. 2084 is a cry of freedom, a decision to uprising, a gripping satirical novel of principles, and an indictment of the non secular fundamentalism that, with its hypocrisy and closed-mindedness, threatens our glossy democracies and the beliefs on which they're founded.
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