Hey Nostradamus!

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photoThe author who became famous defining Generation X is out with a new novel about a high school shooting, religion, suburbia, lost victims and their families. In "Hey Nostradamus!", Douglas Coupland follows four characters, each somehow the victim of a horrendous high school shooting. Their memories rattle their lives and the lives around them.

Coupland wrote about his fictional Columbine-style shooting in the aftermath of Sept. 11, when America and the world grappled with a much larger attack. The themes of terror and loss still resonate today.

Click the "Listen" link to hear author Douglas Coupland talk about religious fanaticism, senseless violence, recovery and the search for redemption.


Douglas Coupland, writer, sculptor and designer.

This program aired on September 9, 2003.


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