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Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture

Coupland, Douglas

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ISBN 10: 031205436X / ISBN 13: 9780312054366
Published by St Martins Pr, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1991
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Title: Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated ...

Publisher: St Martins Pr, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: By Author

Edition: Later Edition

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Generation X is Douglas Coupland's classic novel about the generation born in the late 1950s and 1960s―a generation known until then simply as twenty somethings.


Andy, Claire, and Dag, each in their twenties, have quit pointless jobs in their respective hometowns to find better meaning in life. Adrift in the California desert, the trio develops an ascetic regime of story-telling, boozing, and working McJobs―"low-pay, low-prestige, low-benefit, no-future jobs in the service industry." They create their own modern fables of love and death among the cosmetic surgery parlors and cocktail bars of Palm Springs as well as disturbingly funny tales of nuclear waste, historical overdosing, and mall culture.
A dark snapshot of the trio's highly fortressed inner world quickly emerges―peeling back the layers on their fanatical individualism, pathological ambivalence about the future, and unsatisfied longing for permanence, love, and their own home.

Andy, Dag, and Claire are underemployed, overeducated, intensely private, and unpredictable. They have nowhere to assuage their fears, and no culture to replace their anomie.

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Douglas Coupland was born on a Canadian Armed Forces Base in Baden-Söllingen, Germany in 1961. He is the author of Miss Wyoming, Generation X, All Families are Psychotic, and Girlfriend in a Coma, among others. He attended the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, the Hokkaido College of Art and Design, Instituto Europeo di Design, and the Japan/America Institute of Management Science.

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