Generation A

{4.5/5} “How can we be alive and not wonder about the stories we use to knit together this place we call the world? Without stories, our universe is merely rocks and clouds and lava and blackness. It’s a village scraped raw by warm waters leaving not a trace of what existed before.”

Generation A by Douglas Coupland, published in 2009

It’s the future and bees are thought to be extinct. When five people around the world are stung by bees, they are rounded up and put in isolation to see what can be learned from them. But the person in charge of their containment has a very different goal than what they first believe.

This book gives us interesting stories of five different people, a story about an addictive drug, and a story about stories.

Unlike the other Coupland books I’ve read, this one has some science fictional ideas.

I previously reviewed Coupland’s novel The Gum Thief. I’ve now read 4 of his books.

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