For years, Coupland's razor-sharp insights into what it means to be human in an age of technology have garnered the highest praise from fans and critics alike. At last, Coupland has assembled a wide variety of stories and personal "postcards" about pivotal people and places that have defined our modern lives. Polaroids from the Dead is a skillful combination of stories, fact and fiction -- keen outtakes on life in the late 20th century, exploring the recent past and a society obsessed with celebrity, crime and death. Princess Diana, Nicole Brown Simpson and Madonna are but some of the people scrutinized.
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...remains an outlier within a canon of outliers. But as a fresh re-reading makes clear, it isn’t that Polaroids is at odds with Coupland’s work; rather, it perfectly encapsulates the contradictions at the heart of it.Read Full Review of Polaroids from the Dead | See more reviews from National Post arts
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