GENERATION A is set in the near future in a world where bees are extinct, until one autumn five unconnected people around the world – in the US, Canada, France, New Zealand and Sri Lanka – are all stung. Their shared experience unites them in ways they could never have imagined.
GENERATION A mirrors Coupland's debut novel, 1991's GENERATION X. It explores new ways of looking at the act of reading and storytelling in a digital world. Like much of Coupland's writing, it occupies the perplexing hinterland between optimism about the future and everyday apocalyptic paranoia. Imaginative, inventive and fantastically entertaining, it is his most ambitious and dazzling work to date.