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by Douglas Coupland

Janet is an elegant American woman in her sixties whose daughter, Sarah, is the star of the latest NASA shuttle mission. Janet has three children, Sarah, Wade and Bryan and a greying ex-husband, Ted. At least, that's the family at a glance; a healthy example of the all-American average.

But look again and you'll find that Janet, Wade and Julie all have Aids, Bryan is a suicidal manic-depressive whose girlfriend's pregnant, and Wade isn't keen to talk to his father after Ted shot him in the stomach a while back. Well, Wade had picked up Ted's mistress in a bar, after all! A wonderfully snappy new novel from the author of 'Girlfriend in a Coma' and 'Miss Wyoming'.