Bloomsbury USA, Hardcover, 9781582343587, 240pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2003
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.