From the bestselling author of Generation X and Microserfs, a smart, funny, fast-paced mystery with a heartfelt American romance at its core.Susan is a former child-beauty-pageant contender. John is a hard-living movie producer. She walks away from ...
alks away from a plane crash without so much as a scratch. He comes away from a near-death experience with a unique, vivid plan.Susan refuses to spend one more day peddling herself for cheesy TV sitcom parts and takes advantage of a very weird situation to disappear. John turns his back on a hedonistic life making blockbuster action flicks. Shedding their self-made identities, each sets out on an uncharted course across the Gap-clogged, strip-mall landscape of California, searching for the thing--Love--that neither has ever really known, but that they now think they just might, actually, desperately want.Assisting Susan and John are a blackmailing pageant mom, a pair of suburban eggheads, a rust-belt refugee, and a salad bar of other twentieth-century Americans who all share the dream of one day taking center stage. In Miss Wyoming, Douglas Coupland has combined the literary and the popular in a sparkling and witty caper that quietly resonates into the eternal.
Probably the best Douglas Coupland's novel. The concept is pure genius, the parallel paths the protagonists go through are great, since just pure thematic analogy connects them. The climax is perfect: the real antagonist shows up does the only thingProbably the best Douglas Coupland's novel. The concept is pure genius, the parallel paths the protagonists go through are great, since just pure thematic analogy connects them. The climax is perfect: the real antagonist shows up does the only thing she should to to accomplish her criminal plot of completely subduing her daughter. Totally great....Continua Nascondi