Eleanor Rigby (Paperback)

By Douglas Coupland

Bloomsbury USA, 9781582346434, 272pp.

Publication Date: May 30, 2006



"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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For Eleanor Rigby

"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)