Author Michel Houellebecq, whose writing has won him both numerous accolades and numerous critics, was featured on the cover of the last issue of Charlie Hebdo before this week's attacks.
Submission (Soumission, in French) is currently a number one best-seller on Amazon.fr.
Submission will be published in English in September, but does not yet have a release date in the U.S.
When reached for comment, Jeff Seroy, senior vice president of marketing and publicity at Farrar, Straus and Giroux (the U.S. publisher of Submission) told BuzzFeed:
"[Michel Houellebecq] is an important writer and we're delighted to be his American publisher. Our arrangement to publish is quite recent so with no translation yet commissioned, we wouldn't even tentatively schedule publication."