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Microserfs: A Novel (Paperback)

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Description


They are Microserfs—six code-crunching computer whizzes who spend upward of sixteen hours a day "coding" and eating "flat" foods (food which, like Kraft singles, can be passed underneath closed doors) as they fearfully scan company e-mail to learn whether the great Bill is going to "flame" one of them. But now there's a chance to become innovators instead of cogs in the gargantuan Microsoft machine. The intrepid Microserfs are striking out on their own—living together in a shared digital flophouse as they desperately try to cultivate well-rounded lives and find love amid the dislocated, subhuman whir and buzz of their computer-driven world.

About the Author


Douglas Coupland is the author of twelve novels, including Generation X and Microserfs, and several works of nonfiction, including Polaroids from the Dead. He lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.

Praise For…


“Coupland continues to register the buzz of his generation with fidelity.”
— Jay McInerney, New York Times Book Review

“The novel’s real fun is the frequent and rapidly fired pop-culture references that span the 70s, 80s and 90s...and Coupland uses them with relish.”
Entertainment Weekly


Product Details
ISBN: 9780061624261
ISBN-10: 0061624268
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: November 11th, 2008
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: P.S.
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