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Título: The Gum Thief / Glove Pond
Editorial: Bloomsbury, Great Britain
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: As New
Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author
Edición: First Edition
A true UK first edition / first printing. This is the signed limited edition hardback, in a slipcase. Contains two books, 'The Gujm Thief' and 'Glove Pond'). Still sealed in the publisher's plastic wrap. Absolutely perfect in every way. A witty and brilliant novel, by the author of 'Generation X' and 'Girlfriend in a Coma'. We store all our books out of sunlight, and send them with care. N° de ref. de la librería 000543
Sinopsis: Meet Roger, a divorced, middle-aged 'aisles associate' at a Staples outlet, condemned to restocking reams of paper for the rest of his life, and his co-worker, Bethany, who's at the end of her Goth phase and realising she's facing fifty more years of shelving Post-it notes and replenshing the Crayola boutique in Aisle Six. One day, Bethany discovers Roger's notebook in the staff room. When she opens it up, she discovers that this old guy who she's never considered to be quite human is writing mock diary entries pretending to be her - and weirdly, he's getting it right. She learns he has a tragedy in his past, and suddenly he no longer seems like a paper-stocking robot in a red shirt and a name tag. These two retail workers then strike up an unlikely yet touching secret correspondence. As their lives unfold, so too do the characters of Roger's work-in-progress, the oddly titled Glove Pond, a Cheever-era novella gone horribly, horribly wrong. On every page of this wise, witty and unforgettable novel, Coupland reminds us that love, death and eternal friendship can all occur where and when we least expect them and that, even after tragedy has hit, one can still find solace in the comedy and strange comforts of modern life.
Críticas: 'Coupland is possibly the most gifted exegete of North American mass culture writing today' Guardian Praise for JPOD: 'A dazzling comic novel, confirming that there is on current form no finer novelist writing in English' Literary Review 'There is brilliance at work in JPod. Not to mention more LOLs than you could shake a bong at. Mom must be so proud.' LA Times 'An extraordinary book, wide-ranging and wildly inventive' London Review of Books
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