All Families are Psychotic by Douglas Coupland

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The Drummond family, reunited for the first time in years, has gathered near Cape Canaveral to watch the launch into space of their beloved daughter and sister, Sarah. Against the Technicolor unreality of Florida's finest tourist attractions, the Drummonds stumble into every illicit activity under the tropical sun-kidnapping, blackmail, gunplay, and black market negotiations, to name a few. But even as the Drummonds' lives spin out of control, Coupland reminds us of their humanity at every turn, hammering out a hilarious masterpiece with the keen eye of a cultural critic and the heart and soul of a gifted storyteller. He tells not only the characters' stories but also the story of our times--thalidomide, AIDS, born-again Christianity, drugs, divorce, the Internet-all bound together with the familiar glue of family love and madness.

About Douglas Coupland

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Douglas Coupland is the author of twelve novels, including Generation X and Microserfs, and several works of nonfiction, including Polaroids from the Dead. He lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.
Published December 5, 2008 by Bloomsbury USA. 290 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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And Wade thought about all the other families he'd known and how they'd been messed up as well: autism, lupus, schizophrenia, arthritis, alcoholism, too many secrets, words unspoken, bad choices, money problems .

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All Families are Psychotic Douglas Coupland 279pp, Flamingo, £9.99 Douglas Coupland is currently having a bit of a beef on his own website,, a prettily laid-out, labyrinthine affair that distracts a standard PC for several minutes in its strenuous efforts to download.

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Ted shot Wade because his son had accidentally had sex with Ted's second wife, Nickie.

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