Life After God by Douglas Coupland

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We are the first generation raised without God. We are creatures with strong religious impulses, yet they have nowhere to flow in this world of malls and TV, Kraft dinners and jets. How do we cope with loneliness? Anxiety? The collapse of relationships?
How do we reach the quiet, safe layer of our lives? In this compellingly innovative collection of stories, bestselling author Douglas Coupland responds to these themes. Cutting through the hype of modern living to find a rare grace amid our lives, he uncovers a new kind of truth for a culture stuck on fast-forward. A culture seemingly beyond God.

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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 January 1, 2005 by Washington Square Press. 368 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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Professional pulse-taker Coupland (Generation X, Shampoo Planet) here presumes to speak for and to a generation raised without religion.

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Coupland's Generation X and Shampoo Planet explored the ennui of a generation of young adults, reared on a promiscuous diet of mass culture, who regard politics, sex, the job market, global events and

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After his car conks out in a desolate stretch of Nevada, the protagonist of ``In the Desert'' meets a wizened vagrant who feeds him cold fast-food before vanishing without a trace, leaving the narrator to muse about the transcendent value of ``small acts of mercy.'' Like Generation X , the margin...

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The Independent

little cartoon illustrations), the same soppily reiterated themes - the menace of nuclear holocaust, the flotsam of American consumer society, the attempt to find love and meaning in the modern world, the difficulties of relationships with parents, the horribleness of 'yuppies' - and the same fai...

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This collection of eight short stories is the third book by Coupland, whose 1991 novel, Generation X, christened the age group born between 1961 and 1981 and helped spawn a marketing revolution.

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The Satirist

From Douglas Coupland, author of Generation X, comes Life After God, a slick and very readable collection of stories, whose only common thread is the same generational angst of the earlier novel.

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