Matt Thorne

A Russian Doll

The Gum Thief

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The publicity materials accompanying Douglas Coupland’s eleventh novel, The Gum Thief, claim that he ‘is fast becoming an icon for the modern age’. This sounds more like a punishment than an achievement, and it’s easy to find parallels between Coupland and Roger Thorpe, the divorced, middle-aged wannabe novelist protagonist of his latest book.

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