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Generation X Tales for an Accelerated Culture by Douglas Coupland
  

Generation X Tales for an Accelerated Culture

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Generation X Tales for an Accelerated Culture by Douglas Coupland

Andy, Dag and Claire have been handed a society beyond their means. Twentysomethings, brought up with divorce, Watergate and Three Mile Island, and scarred by the 80s fallout of yuppies, recession, crack and Ronald Reagan, they represent the new generation - Generation X.Fiercely suspicious of being lumped together as an advertiser's target market, they have quit dreary careers and cut themselves adrift in the California desert. Unsure of their futures, they immerse themselves in a regime of heavy drinking and working in no future McJobs in the service industry.Underemployed, overeducated and intensely private and unpredicatable, they have nowhere to direct their anger, no one to assuage their fears, and no culture to replace their anomie. So they tell stories: disturbingly funny tales that reveal their barricaded inner world. A world populated with dead TV shows, 'Elvis moments' and semi-disposible Swedish furniture.

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A Landmark book. * DAILY TELEGRAPH ** * Quirky, witty, with an affection for its characters which lifts it above the level of such as Bret Easton Ellis's 'Less than Zero. * MAIL ON SUNDAY ** * Dizzying sparkle and originality. * THE TIMES, ** * A new age J.D Sallinger on smart drugs. * TIME OUT ** *


About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

4th May 2017

Author

Douglas Coupland

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Author's Website

www.coupland.com/

Publisher

Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780349142593

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