The Gum Thief
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The Gum Thief

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Description

Roger is a middle-aged and divorced 'aisles associate' at a Staples outlet. His co-worker Bethany is facing fifty more years of shelving Post-it notes. Then Bethany discovers Roger's notebook and finds that he's writing diary entries pretending to be her - and weirdly, he's getting it right. Bethany and Roger strike up a secret correspondence, and as it unfolds so too do the characters of Roger's work-in-progress, Glove Pond, a Cheever-era novella gone horribly, horribly wrong.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 22mm | 181.44g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0747593825
  • 9780747593829
  • 199,173

Review quote

'Funny, touching and immensely enjoyable' Daily Express 'Classic Coupland' Independent 'A tender and hopeful story that shows how, with friendship and the occasional little act of rebellion, there can still be laughter after tragedy' Daily Mail 'He is a brilliant social commentator and a wit for our time' TLSshow more

About Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland is a novelist who also works in visual arts and theatre. His novels include Eleanor Rigby, Generation X, All Families Are Psychotic, Hey Nostradamus! and JPod. He lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.show more

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9,125 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (3,298)
3 36% (3,288)
2 11% (975)
1 2% (222)
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