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Eleanor Rigby

by Douglas Coupland

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on Eleanor Rigby

Coupland came to fame with Generation X which became a cult classic and for years afterwards he was pigeon-holed a cult author.  Well he has grown up or matured, call it what you will, his subject matter is now mainstream, his writing beautifully crafted and this is a sensitive, accessible novel of loneliness, the past catching up and unexpected fulfilment.  It is first-rate and anyone interested in literature today should read him.

Comparison: Iain Banks, Alex Garland, Graham Swift.
Similar this month: Jonathan Coe, Hitomi Kanchara.

Sarah Broadhurst

Eleanor Rigby Synopsis

Liz Dunn is 42 years old, and lonely. Her house is like 'a spinster's cell block', and she may or may not snore – there's never been anybody to tell her. Then one day in 1997, with the comet Hale Bopp burning bright in the blue-black sky, Liz receives an urgent phone call asking her to visit a young man in hospital. All at once, the loneliness that has come to define her is ripped away by this funny, smart, handsome young stranger, Jeremy. Her son.

 

Eleanor Rigby is a tale of loneliness and hope that introduces Douglas Coupland's finest character yet. Illuminated by a wonderfully gentle, searching wisdom, it sees Coupland ascend to a new level of peace and grace in his ever-more-extraordinary career.

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ISBN: 9780007162529
Publication date: 06/06/2005
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007162529
Publication date: 6th June 2005
Author: Douglas Coupland
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
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About Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland was born on a Canadian NATO base in Baden-Sollingen, (West) Germany, on 30 December, 1961. He grew up and lives in Vancouver, Canada. His previous books are ‘Generation X’, ‘Shampoo Planet’, ‘Life After God’, ‘‘Microserfs’ and ‘‘Polaroids from the Dead’.

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