The Gum Thief

by Douglas Coupland

The Gum Thief Synopsis

Roger is a middle-aged and divorced 'aisles associate' at a Staples outlet. His co-worker Bethany is facing fifty more years of shelving Post-it notes. Then Bethany discovers Roger's notebook and finds that he's writing diary entries pretending to be her - and weirdly, he's getting it right. Bethany and Roger strike up a secret correspondence, and as it unfolds so too do the characters of Roger's work-in-progress, Glove Pond, a Cheever-era novella gone horribly, horribly wrong.

The Gum Thief Press Reviews

'Funny, touching and immensely enjoyable' Daily Express 'Classic Coupland' Independent 'A tender and hopeful story that shows how, with friendship and the occasional little act of rebellion, there can still be laughter after tragedy' Daily Mail 'He is a brilliant social commentator and a wit for our time' TLS

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747593829
Publication date: 1st September 2008
Author: Douglas Coupland
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland is a novelist who also works in visual arts and theatre. His novels include Eleanor Rigby, Generation X, All Families Are Psychotic, Hey Nostradamus! and JPod. He lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.

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