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Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture (Paperback)
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Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 07/11/1996
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Andy, Dag and Claire have been handed a society beyond their means. Twentysomethings, brought up with divorce, Watergate and Three Mile Island, and scarred by the 80s fallout of yuppies, recession, crack and Ronald Reagan, they represent the new generation- Generation X.
Fiercely suspicious of being lumped together as an advertiser's target market, they have quit dreary careers and cut themselves adrift in the California desert. Unsure of their futures, they immerse themselves in a regime of heavy drinking and working in no future McJobs in the service industry.
Underemployed, overeducated and intensely private and unpredicatable, they have nowhere to direct their anger, no one to assuage their fears, and no culture to replace their anomie. So they tell stories: disturbingly funny tales that reveal their barricaded inner world. A world populated with dead TV shows, 'Elvis moments' and semi-disposible Swedish furniture.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349108391
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 182 g
Dimensions: 198 x 151 x 16 mm


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A new age J.D Sallinger on smart drugs. * TIME OUT ** *
Dizzying sparkle and originality. * THE TIMES, ** *
Quirky, witty, with an affection for its characters which lifts it above the level of such as Bret Easton Ellis's 'Less than Zero. * MAIL ON SUNDAY ** *
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“A weird one, but that's always a good sign!”

Definately worth buying this, the first thing that pulled me in (and I know it shouldn't be) was the front cover. I really like the plain bold colour, it makes me expect the words inside to make up for the blank... More

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