Girlfriend in a Coma
ISBN 13: 9780060391782
Publication Date: 1998
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On a snowy Saturday night in 1979, after making love for the first time, high school senior Karen Ann McNeil confides the dark visions shes been suffering to her boyfriend, Richard. Only a few hours later she descends into a coma. Nine months after that, she gives birth to a daughter, Megan, her child by Richard.Karen remains comatose for the next 18 years. Richard and her circle of friends reside in an emotional purgatory throughout the next two decades, passing through careers as models, film special-effects technicians, doctors and demolition experts before finally being reunited while working on a conspiracy-driven supernatural series.Upon Karens reawakening, life grows as surreal as the television show. Strange, apocalyptic events begin to occur. Later, amid the world's rubble, Karen, Richard and their friends attempt to restore their own humanity.
"[S]pacey, New Age platitudes about death and transcendence....Sappy at its core, but showing signs nonetheless of Coupland's evolution as a novelist..."
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