Douglas Coupland was born on a NATO base in Germany in 1961. He is the author of the international bestsellers THE GUN THIEF and JPOD, which he adapted for television, and eight earlier novels, including HEY NOSTRADAMUS!, ALL FAMILIES ARE PSYCHOTIC and GENERATION X. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages and published in most countries around the world. He is also a visual artist, sculptor, furniture designer and screenwriter. He lives and works in Vancouver.
‘With this exceptional
sequel to Generation X, Douglas Coupland may be one of the smartest, wittiest writers around
…He is a terrifically good writer
…Generation A is set in the near future…Bees have become extinct, but then five people are stung…It is the attempt to get to the bottom of this mystery that brings the five together on an Alaskan island where they are made to tell stories to one another. Coupland weaves common elements across these tales and into the main narrative: large themes…comic themes…existential themes…There is a compelling plot…Coupland scatters his smartly satirical observations throughout…This is a clever, brilliant book
– and it's loads better than Generation X…funny and profound
.’ David Mills, Esquire
‘Eighteen years on from Generation X, Coupland still satirises pop culture better than anyone. This globe-spanning tale, set in the near future, is masterfully told and often hilarious.’ GQ