Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland
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Eleanor Rigby is the story of Liz, a self-described drab, overweight, crabby, and friendless middle-aged woman, and her unlikely reunion with the charming and strange son she gave up for adoption. His arrival changes everything, and sets in motion a rapid-fire plot with all the twists and turns we expect of Coupland. By turns funny and heartbreaking, Eleanor Rigby is a fast-paced read and a haunting exploration of the ways in which loneliness affects us all.
 

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 30, 2008 by Bloomsbury USA. 258 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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''In the same way some people get flashes of light before a killer migraine, I have the aura that precedes a loneliness blizzard, those sweeps of loneliness that feel not just emotional but medical.'' Like so many of Coupland's characters, Liz is a compulsive storyteller.

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Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland 250pp, Fourth Estate, £15.99 What happens when the official chronicler of youth writes about the no-longer young?

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Background information on Liz is also carefully doled out by Coupland, with at least one surprise revelation late in the novel.

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In his presence, however, Liz enters a world where things are not what they seem, where the world holds the potential for god and magic, and life is worth living if only to see what happens next.

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Emily Nussbaum Minneapolis Star Tribune 1 of 5 Stars "Eleanor Rigby is littered with so many outrageous coincidences and subplots that it’s difficult to feel anything for the characters, much less see them beyond their roles as clinical examples for clumsy metaphors."

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