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The Resource All families are psychotic : a novel, Douglas Coupland

All families are psychotic : a novel, Douglas Coupland

Label
All families are psychotic : a novel
Title
All families are psychotic
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Coupland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is the year 2001 and the Drummond family, reunited for the first time in years, has gathered near Cape Canaveral to watch the launch into space of their beloved daughter and sister, Sarah. Against the Technicolor unreality of Florida's finest tourist attractions, the Drummonds and their intimates manage to stumble into every illicit activity under the tropical sun - kidnapping, blackmail, gunplay, and black market negotiations, to name a few. They can't seem to avoid disaster at every turn, but what could deteriorate into talk-show cacophony in the hands of a different writer becomes the stuff of a modern epic with Coupland. For all their madness, the only real sin binding the Drummonds together is their fallibility." "Even as the Drummonds' lives spin out of control, Coupland reminds us of their humanity at every turn, hammering out a hilarious masterpiece with the keen eye of a cultural critic and the heart and soul of a gifted storyteller. As he circles back and fills us in on the Drummonds' various pasts, he tells not only the characters' stories but also the story of our times - thalidomide, AIDS, born-again Christianity, drugs, divorce, the Internet - all bound together with the familiar glue of family love and madness."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coupland, Douglas
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O855
LC item number
A78 2001
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women astronauts
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Domestic fiction
  • Florida
Label
All families are psychotic : a novel, Douglas Coupland
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46462819
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781582341651
Lccn
2001025707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
All families are psychotic : a novel, Douglas Coupland
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46462819
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781582341651
Lccn
2001025707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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