Hey Nostradamus!

By Douglas Coupland
(Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Paperback, 9781582344157, 244pp.)

Publication Date: July 2004

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Pregnant and secretly married, Cheryl Anway scribbles what becomes her last will and testament on a school binder shortly before a rampaging trio of misfit classmates gun her down in a high school cafeteria. Overrun with paranoia, teenage angst, and religious zeal in the massacre's wake, this sleepy suburban neighborhood declares its saints, brands its demons, and moves on. But for a handful of people still reeling from that horrific day, life remains permanently derailed. Four dramatically different characters tell their stories: Cheryl, who calmly narrates her own death; Jason, the boy no one knew was her husband, still marooned ten years later by his loss; Heather, the woman trying to love the shattered Jason; and Jason's father, Reg, whose rigid religiosity has separated him from nearly everyone he loves. "Hey Nostradamus " is an unforgettable portrait of people wrestling with spirituality and with sorrow and its acceptance.

About the Author
Douglas Coupland was born on December 30, 1961, on a Canadian Armed Forces base in Baden-Sollingen, (West) Germany. He has a degree in Japanese business science and in sculpture. He grew up and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Coupland's previous books are Generation X (the origin of the popular phrase), Microserfs, Shampoo Planet, Polaroids From the Dead, Life After God, and Girlfriend in a Coma.
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