Polaroids from the Dead

And Other Short Stories
Product Number: EB00234041
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062105943
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Description

Douglas Coupland takes his sparkling literary talent in a new direction with this crackling collection of takes on life and death in North America—from his sweeping portrait of Grateful Dead culture to the deaths of Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe and the middle class. 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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Author(s): Douglas Coupland
Original Publish Date: Jul 19, 2011

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