Meet Liz Dunn – a good woman who has become very good at being lonely. Then, after 25 years apart, her amazing 25-year-old son returns into her life. And, at 40, suddenly, she is no longer alone, and must decide what matters more: peace, certainty or love?
Once upon a time Liz Dunn was the loneliest girl in the world. One starry night, far from home, she told a stranger she was tired of being lonely. So, he tried to put an end to all that.
Twenty-five years later, into her life walks, for the very first time, her son Jeremy. And everything changes. Liz has in the interim learned to live with loneliness, and become rather expert at it, as well as being sparky, competent and sarcastic when necessary. Now, with Jeremy in her life, she has to abandon her certainties as her world expands…
This is a novel irradiated by hope and illuminated by trust, that also fizzes with whirls in Vienna, romance in Rome, mayhem in Frankfurt and visions in Vancouver. It is blessed with the commanding presence of an unforgettable heroine in Liz Dunn, with whom Douglas Coupland ascends to a new level of peace and grace in his ever-more-amazing career as an artist of rare capabilities.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
praise for Douglas Coupland’s fiction:
'Douglas Coupland has surely reserved his place at the top table of North American fiction.' Independent on Sunday
'Nothing less than sublime' Time Out
'Far too wise to offer answers, but affirms that seeking them is a necessary part of our humanity.' Independent
'Coupland's last four novels are so good and so distinctive that they seem to me to mark a genuine seismic shift in the literary landscape.' Nicholas Blincoe, New Statesman
'Coupland has passion and pace, intelligence and wit. If you find anything about the way we live now disturbing and wrong, he is your man.' Daily Telegraph
'Coupland at his best can make a single phrase say more than many another writer's whole novel.' LRBAbout the Author:
DOUGLAS COUPLAND first came to prominence as the author of Generation X (1995). He followed that with a sequence of ever-more daring and inventive novels, including Life After God, Girlfriend in a Coma and, most recently, Hey Nostradamus! He lives in Vancouver.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Fourth Estate 06/09/2004, 2004. Book Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780007193837
Book Description Fourth Estate 06/09/2004, 2004. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780007193837
Book Description Fourth Estate, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2324802
Book Description Fourth Estate. Book Condition: Very Good. 2004. Paperback. Clean copy. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KEX0230788
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002795911
Book Description Fourth Estate, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001746528
Book Description Fourth Estate, 2004. Book Condition: Very Good. 2004. Paperback. Clean copy. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # KEX0230788
Book Description Fourth Estate, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000723345
Book Description Fourth Estate, 2004. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Good. 0007193831 Coupland, Douglas. Eleanor Rigby. London: Fourth Estate, 2004. 249pp. 8vo. Paperback. Book condition: Good with light bumping; rolled spine with crease; few center pages rippled down edges from dampness; previous bookstore stamp inside back cover. Bookseller Inventory # UCOUELE00LW
Book Description Book Condition: good. 322 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00007193831-G