60 stories to make your brain feel different
Fr. 20.50
ISBN: 978-1-03-900054-4
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER

The first new work of fiction since 2013 from one of Canada's most successful, idiosyncratic and world-defining writers, Douglas Coupland. He's called it Binge because it's impossible to read just one.

Imagine feeling 100% alive every moment of every minute of the day! Maybe that's how animals live. Or trees, even. I sometimes stare at the plastic bag tree visible from my apartment window and marvel that both it and I are equally alive and that there's no sliding scale of life. You're either alive, or you're not. Or you're dead or you're not.

Thirty years after Douglas Coupland broke the fiction mould and defined a generation with Generation X, he is back with Binge, 60 stories laced with his observational profundity about the way we live and his existential worry about how we should be living: the very things that have made him such an influential and bestselling writer. Not to mention that he can also be really funny.

Here the narrators vary from story to story as Doug catches what he calls "the voice of the people," inspired by the way we write about ourselves and our experiences in online forums. The characters, of course, are Doug's own: crackpots, cranks and sweetie-pies, dad dancers and perpetrators of carbecues. People in the grip of unconscionable urges; lonely people; dying people; silly people. If you love Doug's fiction, this collection is like rain on the desert.

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

The first new work of fiction since 2013 from one of Canada's most successful, idiosyncratic and world-defining writers, Douglas Coupland. He's called it Binge because it's impossible to read just one.

Imagine feeling 100% alive every moment of every minute of the day! Maybe that's how animals live. Or trees, even. I sometimes stare at the plastic bag tree visible from my apartment window and marvel that both it and I are equally alive and that there's no sliding scale of life. You're either alive, or you're not. Or you're dead or you're not.

Thirty years after Douglas Coupland broke the fiction mould and defined a generation with Generation X, he is back with Binge, 60 stories laced with his observational profundity about the way we live and his existential worry about how we should be living: the very things that have made him such an influential and bestselling writer. Not to mention that he can also be really funny.

Here the narrators vary from story to story as Doug catches what he calls "the voice of the people," inspired by the way we write about ourselves and our experiences in online forums. The characters, of course, are Doug's own: crackpots, cranks and sweetie-pies, dad dancers and perpetrators of carbecues. People in the grip of unconscionable urges; lonely people; dying people; silly people. If you love Doug's fiction, this collection is like rain on the desert.

Autor Coupland, Douglas
Verlag Random House N.Y.
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2023
Seitenangabe 272 S.
Lieferstatus Noch nicht erschienen, Januar 2023
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Coverlag Vintage Canada (Imprint/Brand)

Über den Autor Coupland, Douglas

Douglas Coupland wurde 1961 auf einem NATO-Stützpunkt in Deutschland geboren, lebt heute in Vancouver, Kanada. In den späten Achtzigern begann er für lokale Magazine zu schreiben, woraus 1991 sein Roman »Generation X« hervorging, der ihn schlagartig berühmt machte und zum Sprachrohr einer Generation werden ließ. Seitdem hat er 14 Romane und zahlreiche Essaybände veröffentlicht und gilt als Vordenker des Digitalzeitalters.Clara Drechsler, geboren 1961, und Harald Hellmann, geboren 1958, übersetzen gemeinsam aus dem Englischen, u. a. Werke von Bret Easton Ellis, Irvine Welsh, Miranda July, Patti Smith, Tillett Wright, Charlie Human, Kate Tempest.Clara Drechsler, geboren 1961, und Harald Hellmann, geboren 1958, übersetzen gemeinsam aus dem Englischen, u. a. Werke von Bret Easton Ellis, Irvine Welsh, Miranda July, Patti Smith, Tillett Wright, Charlie Human, Kate Tempest.

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