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Girlfriend in a Coma

Girlfriend in a Coma

Girls, memory, parenting, millennial fear - all served Coupland-style.
Our Price: €12.23
ISBN/EAN9780006551270
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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pub. Date: November 1 1998
Author: Coupland, Douglas
Format: Paperback
Pages:288
Upper Years,
Book Level: 5
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Girls, memory, parenting, millennial fear - all served Coupland-style. Karen, an attractive, popular student, goes into a coma one night in 1979. Whilst in it, she gives birth to a healthy baby daughter; once out of it, a mere eighteen years later, she finds herself, Rip van Winkle-like, a middle-aged mother whose friends have all gone through all the normal marital, social and political traumas and back again...This tragicomedy shows Coupland in his most mature form yet, writing with all his customary powers of acute observation, but turning his attention away from the surface of modern life to the dynamics of modern relationships, but doing so with all the sly wit and weird accuracy we expect of the soothsaying author of Generation X, Shampoo Planet, Life After God, Microserfs and Polaroids from the Dead.
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