In a HardTalk Extra interview screened on 14 January, Patrick O'Connell talks to Douglas Coupland about his new book "Eleanor Rigby".
Coupland says he "creates sculptures of books"
Douglas Coupland made his name writing about those with too much to think about and too little to believe in.
"Generation X" sold by the million, capturing the imagination of a technologically literate army of dispossessed twenty-somethings worldwide.
A decade later and with another ten books to his name he's now turned his attention to loneliness, adoption and ultimately redemption.
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