Hey Nostradamus!: a novel
A powerful, surprising, and deeply moving book.
In 1988, a catastrophic episode of teen violence changes a suburban community forever. Hey Nostradamus! is Douglas Coupland's keenly observant exploration of this tragic landscape.
With unflinching candor and black humor, Hey Nostradamus! follows various voices across two decades: the teenagers whose ordinary preoccupations with sex and spirituality will never evolve past that moment; the parents whose sudden exposure to their children's passionate underground world threatens their deepest convictions; and those who come to know the troubled survivors only later in life, who will only ever have an inkling of what really transpired.
Utterly unexpected, Hey Nostradamus! wrestles with religion and with sorrow and its acceptance. It will take you to a place you didn't know existed.
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|Grouping Title||hey nostradamus|
|Grouping Author||coupland douglas|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-02-20 03:47:43AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-02-19 06:06:13AM|
Jones, John Randolph.
Jones, John Randolph.
|available_at_lafayette||Lafayette Public Library|
|detailed_location_lafayette||Lafayette General Fiction|
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Pregnant and secretly married, Cheryl Anway scribbles what becomes her last will and testament on a school binder shortly before a rampaging trio of misfit classmates gun her down in a high school cafeteria. Overrun with paranoia, teenage angst, and religious zeal in the massacre's wake, this sleepy suburban neighborhood declares its saints, brands its demons, and moves on. But for a handful of people still reeling from that horrific day, life remains permanently derailed. Four dramatically different characters tell their stories: Cheryl, who calmly narrates her own death; Jason, the boy no one knew was her husband, still marooned ten years later by his loss; Heather, the woman trying to love the shattered Jason; and Jason's father, Reg, whose rigid religiosity has separated him from nearly everyone he loves. Hey Nostradamus! is an unforgettable portrait of people wrestling with spirituality and with sorrow and its acceptance.
|owning_library_lafayette||Lafayette Public Library|
|owning_location_lafayette||Lafayette Public Library|
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Hey Nostradamus! [electronic resource] / Douglas Coupland
Hey Nostradamus! a novel / Douglas Coupland