‘I never left anybody. It was him that left me’



“Michel Houellebecq, France’s most shocking novelist, made his name with tales of dysfunctional, estranged relationships. Now his own mother, portrayed as a sex-obsessed hippy in one of his books, has launched a devastating counter-attack in a new memoir. […] She calls her son an ‘evil, stupid little bastard’ adding that ‘this individual, who alas came from my womb, is a liar, an imposter, a parasite and above all - above all - a petit arriviste ready to do absolutely anything for money and fame.’” - story