Hey Nostradamus!

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Hey Nostradamus!

By Douglas Coupland

Bloomsbury USA, Hardcover, 9781582343587, 240pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2003

Description

A powerful, surprising, and deeply moving book.

In 1988, a catastrophic episode of teen violence changes a suburban community forever. "Hey Nostradamus " is Douglas Coupland's keenly observant exploration of this tragic landscape.

With unflinching candor and black humor, "Hey Nostradamus " follows various voices across two decades: the teenagers whose ordinary preoccupations with sex and spirituality will never evolve past that moment; the parents whose sudden exposure to their children's passionate underground world threatens their deepest convictions; and those who come to know the troubled survivors only later in life, who will only ever have an inkling of what really transpired.

Utterly unexpected, "Hey Nostradamus " wrestles with religion and with sorrow and its acceptance. It will take you to a place you didn't know existed.



About the Author
Douglas Coupland is the author of the novels "Generation X," "Miss Wyoming," and most recently "All Families Are Psychotic," among others, as well as the nonfiction works "Life After God" and "Polaroids from the Dead." He grew up and lives in Vancouver.