House of Anansi Press

Player One

What is to Become of Us CBC Massey Lectures

Written by Douglas Coupland

Published September 25, 2010 | ISBN 9780887842801
FICTION / Literary

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256 pages
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About this book

Player One

What is to Become of Us

CBC Massey Lectures

Douglas Coupland

In his 2010 CBC Massey Lectures acclaimed novelist and visual artist Douglas Coupland explores the modern crises of time, human identity, society, religion and macroeconomics and the afterlife in the form of a novel, a 5-hour story set in an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster.

Five disparate people are trapped inside: Karen, a single mother waiting for her online date; Rick, the down-on-his-luck airport lounge bartender; Luke, a pastor on the run; Rachel, a cool Hitchcock blonde incapable of true human contact; and finally a mysterious voice known as Player One. Slowly, each reveals the truth about themselves while the world as they know it comes to an end.

The book asks as many questions as it answers, and readers will leave the story with no doubt that we are in a new phase of existence as a species -- and that there is no turning back.

About the Author

Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland is an international bestselling author and an acclaimed visual artist and sculptor. He lives in Vancouver, B.C. Visit Douglas Coupland's website: http://www.coupland.com Follow Douglas Coupland on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dougcoupland

Awards and Praise
...there is an odd tenderness to this novel, and it has to do with recapturing the sense of life as a story in a world of information overload and non-linear narratives.