Generation X : tales for an accelerated culture

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New York : St. Martin's Press, 1991.
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vi, 183 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9780312054366, 031205436X, 0312118147, 9780312118143, 9780312646783


Andy, Claire, and Dag, each in their twenties, have quit pointless jobs in their respective hometowns to find better meaning in life. Adrift in the California desert, the trio develops an ascetic regime of story-telling, boozing, and working McJobs-"low-pay, low-prestige, low-benefit, no-future jobs in the service industry." They create their own modern fables of love and death among the cosmetic surgery parlors and cocktail bars of Palm Springs as well as disturbingly funny tales of nuclear waste, historical overdosing, and mall culture. A dark snapshot of the trio's highly fortressed inner world quickly emerges-peeling back the layers on their fanatical individualism, pathological ambivalence about the future, and unsatisfied longing for permanence, love, and their own home. Andy, Dag, and Claire are underemployed, overeducated, intensely private, and unpredictable. They have nowhere to assuage their fears, and no culture to replace their anomie. -- from Amazon.

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Coupland, D. (1991). Generation X: tales for an accelerated culture (First edition.). St. Martin's Press.

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