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Paris, 2022

Most of Submission is set in Paris, France in the year 2022. Paris in Houellebecq's vision of 2022 is the epicenter of a civil war between Nativist Nationalist and the pro-European Union left/ Muslim immigrants. The narrator, François, lives in Paris during this time of unrest, witnessing the violence through his Television screen.

Martel

On election day, François fleas Paris and ends up in the historic town of Martel. On his first day there, the town is almost entirely deserted due to attacks carried out by nativist and Jihadist on polling stations throughout the country. It is here that François reconnects with Marie-Françoise's husband, Alain Tanneur. Tanneur explains to François that Martel is named after Charles Martel who fought the arabs at Poitiers in 732 ending Muslim expansion to the north.

Rocamadour

Rocamadour is one of the most important settings in Submission. It is a Catholic...

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