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Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People by Douglas Coupland, Graham Roumieu

Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People


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Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People by Douglas Coupland, Graham Roumieu

Seven pants-peeingly funny stories featuring seven evil characters you can't help but love: Douglas Coupland's stories are illustrated with dark charm by Graham Roumieu in a collaboration that brings together two of Canada's wittiest creators for the first time. Put your therapist on speed dial and read them with pleasure. A cast of unlovable miscreants who unleash their dark, unruly and antisocial desires on every page: they are Donald, the Incredibly Hostile Juice Box; Kevin, the Hobo Minivan with Extremely Low Morals; Brandon, the Action Figure with Issues; Sandra, the Truly Dreadful Babysitter; Hans, the Weird Exchange Student; Cindy, the Terrible Role Model; and, Mr. Fraser, the Undead Substitute Teacher. A lot of laughs - of the evil, twisted kind - this title is definitely inappropriate for young people.


In the future, if people are curious about what it was like to live in our times, in the early 21st century, they will do well to read Douglas Coupland. --Yann Martel, What Is Stephen Harper Reading? (blog) I know I'm not alone in thinking that Douglas Coupland is one of our finest chroniclers of modern life. . . . Memo to the Custodians of CanLit: Big Ideas can be delivered with humour and wit. -- National Post

Coupland is a great ironist of our time, perhaps without comparison in Canada. He has a talent for writing about reality in a deliciously unrealistic way, and a talent for concocting ingenious events that come from nowhere, yet are possessed of their own internal logic. . . . His satire is both merciless and amusing. A slacker version of Mordecai Richler, he has come to resemble the campier literary stars of the 1960s and '70s, like Richard Brautigan and Tom Robbins. He's a Voltaire without the rage, a Vonnegut without the big reach. -- Th

About the Author

Douglas Coupland. Born on a Canadian NATO base in Germany, Coupland is the author of such bestsellers as Generation A, JPod and eleven other novels, along with non-fiction works including a recent short biography of Marshall McLuhan. His work has been translated into thirty-five languages and published in most countries around the world. He is also a visual artist, sculptor, furniture and fashion designer, and screenwriter. Graham Roumieu. The creator of the faux Bigfoot autobiographies In MeOwn Words, Me Write Book and I NotDead, Roumieu is also the author of some non-Bigfoot-related books such as Cat & Gnome and 101 Ways to KillYour Boss. Since he started work in 2001, his illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, Men's Health, regularly in the Globe and Mail, and many other places.

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Publication date

3rd November 2011


Douglas Coupland, Graham Roumieu

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William Heinemann Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone


144 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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