All Families are Psychotic
By Douglas Coupland
(Bloomsbury USA, Hardcover, 9781582341651, 356pp.)
Publication Date: September 2001
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
The most disastrous family reunion in the history of fiction.
The Drummond family descends upon the state of Florida, cutting a swath through Disney World, Cape Canaveral, the swamps and the highways, gathering to watch the launch into space of their beloved daughter and sister, Sarah. What should be a cause for celebration becomes instead the impetus for a series of mishaps and coincidences that place them in constant peril. In a family where gunplay, black market negotiations and kidnapping are all part of an afternoon in the sun, you can only imagine what happens when things take a turn for the worse.
As the family spins dangerously out of control, the story unfolds at a lightning-fast pace. With one plot twist after the other, the Drummonds fall apart and come together in the most unexpected ways.
Heartwarming and maddeningly human, the family Coupland creates is like one you've never seen before-with the possible exception of your own.
Douglas Coupland was born on a Canadian Armed Forces Base in Baden-Söllingen, Germany in 1961. He is the author of Miss Wyoming, Generation X, All Families are Psychotic, and Girlfriend in a Coma, among others. He attended the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, the Hokkaido College of Art and Design, Instituto Europeo di Design, and the Japan/America Institute of Management Science.
"[Coupland's] best novel to date."--LA Weekly
"...a powerful, redemptive story..." --The Miami Herald
"Coupland has taken a great leap forward...both the novel and its characters are distinctly heartfelt and oddly endearing..." --Ruminator Review
"Coupland hits the mark with his usual exceptional writing and perceptive eye." --Nancy Olson, Quail Ridge Books
"Coupland is back and better than ever with a roller coaster ride of a book...I thoroughly enjoyed the ride.' --Allison Hill, Book Soup
"It's an extraordinarily well-written novel with characters you know you shouldn't be liking but do. So real." --Whoopi Goldberg