Tutte Le Famiglie Sono Psicotiche

Author: Douglas Coupland
Editor: Isbn Edizioni
ISBN: 9788876383045
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Player One

Author: Douglas Coupland
Editor: House of Anansi
ISBN: 0887849687
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Story of five people caught inside an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster.

Le Ultime 5 Ore

Author: Douglas Coupland
Editor: Isbn Edizioni
ISBN: 9788876383168
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Il Ladro Di Gomme

Author: Douglas Coupland
Editor: Isbn Edizioni
ISBN: 8876384626
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Roger Thorpe ha 43 anni, un divorzio doloroso alle spalle, qualche problema con l’alcol e un lavoro come commesso da Staples, un megastore specializzato in prodotti per l’ufficio. La sua collega Bethany – 24 anni, pelle diafana, rossetto nero e una sfilza di scheletri nell’armadio di famiglia – ha davanti a sé una prospettiva avvilente: anni a sistemare penne Bic, cartucce di toner e blocchetti di Post-it nei corridoi asettici del negozio. Ma un giorno Bethany trova per caso i diari privati di Roger, scritti in parte dal punto di vista di lei. Superato il turbamento iniziale, decide di rispondergli con una lettera, dando il via a un carteggio segreto, bizzarro e sempre più intimo, che si dipana parallelo alle vicende dei protagonisti dello Stagno del guanto, il romanzo borghese a tinte surreali che Roger sta scrivendo e che spera un giorno di riuscire a pubblicare. Con una prosa nitida e visionaria, Coupland crea un miracoloso congegno narrativo in cui tutti gli ingranaggi si combinano per dar vita a un caleidoscopico affresco dell’animo umano.

The Gum Thief

Author: Douglas Coupland
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781596917538
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Douglas Coupland's inventive novel-think Clerks meets Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?-is the story of an extraordinary epistolary relationship between Roger and Bethany, two very different, but strangely connected, "aisles associates" at Staples. Watch as their lives unfold alongside Roger's work-in-progress, the oddly titled Glove Pond. A raucous tale of four academics, two malfunctioning marriages, and one rotten dinner party, Roger's opus is a Cheever-style novella gone horribly wrong. But as key characters migrate into and out of its pages, Glove Pond becomes an anchor of Roger's unsettled-and unsettling-life.Coupland electrifies us on every page of this witty, wise, and unforgettable novel. Love, death, and eternal friendship can all transpire where we least expect them...and even after tragedy seems to have wiped your human slate clean, stories can slowly rebuild you.

Terapia Di Comunit Per Psicotici Contro La Cronicizzazione

Author: Massimo Marà
Editor: FrancoAngeli
ISBN: 9788846445339
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Gomorrah

Author: Roberto Saviano
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429955386
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A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano's gripping nonfiction account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network with a large international reach and stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs, and toxic-waste disposal. Known by insiders as "the System," the Camorra affects cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast, and is the deciding factor in why Campania, for instance, has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and whycancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years. Saviano tells of huge cargoes of Chinese goods that are shipped to Naples and then quickly distributed unchecked across Europe. He investigates the Camorra's control of thousands of Chinese factories contracted to manufacture fashion goods, legally and illegally, for distribution around the world, and relates the chilling details of how the abusive handling of toxic waste is causing devastating pollution not only for Naples but also China and Somalia. In pursuit of his subject, Saviano worked as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer, a waiter at a Camorra wedding, and on a construction site. A native of the region, he recalls seeing his first murder at the age of fourteen, and how his own father, a doctor, suffered a brutal beating for trying to aid an eighteen-year-old victim who had been left for dead in the street. Gomorrah is a bold and important work of investigative writing that holds global significance, one heroic young man's impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization.

Generation X

Author: Douglas Coupland
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312054366
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The story of three friends deals with the problems faced by the post baby boom generation and is accompanied by definitions of terms reflecting modern social trends

All Families Are Psychotic

Author: Douglas Coupland
Editor: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307373606
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Psychosis: any form of severe mental disorder in which the individual’s contact with reality becomes highly distorted. Douglas Coupland, the author whom Tom Wolfe calls “one of the freshest, most exciting voices of the novel today,” delivers his tenth book in ten years of writing, with All Families Are Psychotic. Coupland recently has been compared to Jack Kerouac and F. Scott Fitzgerald, yet he is a man firmly grounded in the current era. The novel is a sizzling and sharp-witted entertainment that resounds with eternal human yearnings. In the opening pages, 65-year-old Janet Drummond checks the clock in her cheap motel room near Cape Canaveral, takes her prescription pills and does a rapid tally of the whereabouts of her three children: Wade, the eldest, in and out of jail and still radiating ”the glint”; suicidal Bryan, whose girlfriend, the vowel-free Shw, is pregnant; and Sarah, the family’s shining light, an astronaut preparing to be launched into space as the star of a shuttle mission. They will all arrive in Orlando today – along with Janet’s ex-husband Ted and his new trophy wife – setting the stage for the most disastrous family reunion in the history of fiction. Florida may never recover from their version of fun in the sun. The last time the family got together, there was gunplay and an ensuing series of HIV infections. Now, what should be a celebration turns instead into a series of mishaps and complications that place the family members in constant peril. When the reformed Wade attempts to help his dad out of a financial jam and pay off his own bills at the fertility clinic, his plan spins quickly out of control. Adultery, hostage-taking, a letter purloined from Princess Diana’s coffin, heart attacks at Disney World, bankruptcy, addiction and black-market negotiations – Coupland piles on one deft, comic plot twist after another, leaving you reaching for your seat belt. When the crash comes, it is surprisingly sweet. Janet contemplates her family, and where it all went wrong. “People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people's family. The only family that ever horrifies you is your own.” During the writing, Coupland described the book as being about “the horrible things that families do to each other and how it makes them strong.” He commented: “Families who are really good to each other, I’ve noticed, tend to dissipate, so I wonder how awful a family would have to be to stick together.” Coupland’s first novel, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, became a cultural phenomenon, affixing a buzzword and a vocabulary to a generation and going on to sell over a million copies. The novels that followed were all bestsellers, and his work has continued to show a fascination with the digital, brand-conscious, media-dense culture of contemporary North American society, leading some to peg him as “an up-to-the-minute cultural reference engine.” Meanwhile, his deeper interests in how human beings function in this spiritual vacuum have become increasingly apparent. For example, the character Wade contemplates his father: “What would the world have to offer Ted Drummond, and the men like him, a man whose usefulness to the culture had vanished somewhere around the time of Windows 95? Golf? Gold? Twenty-four hour stock readouts?” Janet, on the other hand, nears a kind of peace with life: “Time erases both the best and the worst of us.” All Families Are Psychotic shows Coupland being just as concerned for the grown-ups as for the kids. From the Trade Paperback edition.