By Douglas Coupland
(Bloomsbury USA, Paperback, 9781582346434, 272pp.)
Publication Date: May 30, 2006
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"Heartwarming…Coupland has a canny take on everything, and his one-liners zing."--People
Eleanor Rigby is the story of Liz, a self-described drab, overweight, crabby, and friendless middle-aged woman, and her unlikely reunion with the charming and strange son she gave up for adoption. His arrival changes everything, and sets in motion a rapid-fire plot with all the twists and turns we expect of Coupland. By turns funny and heartbreaking, Eleanor Rigby is a fast-paced read and a haunting exploration of the ways in which loneliness affects us all.
Douglas Coupland is a novelist who also works in visual arts and theater. His novels include Generation X, Microserfs, All Families Are Psychotic, and Hey Nostradaumus!. He lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.
"Coupland…writes a sparkling sentence and a mean epigram."--Entertainment Weekly
"Coupland has crafted a formidable pop style that hooks up dead-on cultural anthropology with surprising reserves of emotion…What's remarkable is how easy it is for even the best adjusted among us to see ourselves in Coupland's compassionate (and occasionally madcap) portrait."--Village Voice
"Told with abundant wit and a deceptive simplicity."--Boston Globe
"Coupland's weirdest and most accomplished work to date…could be one of the first great novels of the new century."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Poignant, funny, intrepidly offbeat…[a] clever, inspired, brilliantly strange tale."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)