The Possibility of an Island (2005)

Michel Houellebecq 
Knopf Books
Because evolution is still basically the strongest force behind all human behavior, identity and culture remain wholly subordinate to an ongoing quest to secure younger sexual partners.  This process tends to drive middle-aged men and women increasingly insane, albeit for different reasons. If you think having kids and throwing yourself into parenting saves you from this fate, you're an idiot.  Cultivating an asexual culture based on absolute segregation and antiseptic cloning may seem like an appealing solution to the brutal horror of existence, but this too has its complications.  Dogs are awesome because they love you no matter how old, pathetic, and decrepit you become. 

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