Generation A by Douglas Coupland
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Generation A
is set in the near future in a world where bees are extinct, until five unconnected people all around the world— in the United States, Canada, France, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka—are all stung. Their shared experience unites them in ways they never could have imagined.

Generation A
mirrors Coupland’s debut novel, 1991’s Generation X. It explores new ways of storytelling in a digital world. Like much of Coupland’s writing, it occupies the perplexing hinterland between optimism about the future and everyday apocalyptic paranoia. Imaginative, inventive, and fantastically entertaining, Generation A is his most ambitious work to date.

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 October 21, 2009 by Scribner. 322 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This novel, set in a near future when bees are thought to have become extinct, is not a sequel to but rather a thematic wink at Douglas Coupland’s 1991 debut, “Generation X.”

Jan 10 2010 | Read Full Review of Generation A: A Novel


Coupland’s latest novel begins with the line “How can we be alive and not wonder about the stories we use to knit together this place we call the world?”.

Jan 22 2010 | Read Full Review of Generation A: A Novel

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sex.” The stories --- more like fables, really --- that the.

Jan 22 2011 | Read Full Review of Generation A: A Novel

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Once we got to know our five characters and what lead them to the points where they were stung, the story descends from a thrilling mystery of global conspiracies and a small hope that the environment is not quite as screwed as everyone thought, to a bunch of kids sitting around in a remote cabin...

Jun 04 2013 | Read Full Review of Generation A: A Novel

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