JPod

Product Number: EB00636062
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781596917101
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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JPod, Douglas Coupland's most acclaimed novel to date, is a lethal joyride into today's new breed of tech worker. Ethan Jarlewski and five co-workers whose surnames begin with "J" are bureaucratically marooned in jPod, a no-escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive Vancouver game design company. The jPodders wage daily battle against the demands of a boneheaded marketing staff, who daily torture employees with idiotic changes to already idiotic games. Meanwhile, Ethan's personal life is shaped (or twisted) by phenomena as disparate as Hollywood, marijuana grow-ops, people-smuggling, ballroom dancing, and the rise of China. JPod's universe is amoral, shameless, and dizzyingly fast-paced like our own. Praise for JPod: "JPod is a sleek and necessary device: the finely tuned output of an author whose obsolescence is thankfully years away."-New York Times Book Review"It's to [Coupland's] credit that in JPod he's still nimble enough to take the post-modern man-too young for Boomer nostalgia and too old for youthful idealism-and drown his sorrows in a willful, joyful satire that revels in the same cultural conventions that it sends up."-Rocky Mountain News "It's time to admire [Coupland's] virtuoso tone and how he has refined it over 11 novels. The master ironist just might redefine E. M. Forster's famous dictate 'Only connect' for the Google age."-USA Today "Zeitgeist surfer Douglas Coupland downloads his brain into JPod."-Vanity Fair

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Author(s): Douglas Coupland
Original Publish Date: Dec 10, 2008

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eAudio
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Author(s): Douglas Coupland
Narrator(s): Marc Cashman
Product Number Z100024604
Released: Dec 04, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781415951095
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Author(s): Douglas Coupland
Product Number EB00732406
Released: Aug 20, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: #9780307371393

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