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Shampoo Planet is the rich and dazzling point where two worlds collide--those of 1960s parents and their 1990s offspring, "Global Teens," the generation after Generation X.

Tyler Johnson is a twenty-year-old MTV child. Once a baby raised in a hippie commune, he now sells fake Chanel T-shirts, collects shampoo and studies hotel/motel management in a small northwest city saddled with a dying mega-mall and a collapsed nuclear industry. An ambitious Reagan Youth, Tyler dreams of ...

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Overview

Shampoo Planet is the rich and dazzling point where two worlds collide--those of 1960s parents and their 1990s offspring, "Global Teens," the generation after Generation X.

Tyler Johnson is a twenty-year-old MTV child. Once a baby raised in a hippie commune, he now sells fake Chanel T-shirts, collects shampoo and studies hotel/motel management in a small northwest city saddled with a dying mega-mall and a collapsed nuclear industry. An ambitious Reagan Youth, Tyler dreams of escape and a career with the corporation whose offices his mother once firebombed.Tyler's soon-to-be-single mother is the fortysomething Jasmine, a "hippie chick" with a Woodstock heart full of love--but also full of confusion because her 1960s dream has turned sour. Burdened with two failed marriages, three kids at home, and job layoffs, Jasmine wonders if the 1960s dream alone can protect her from the 1990s. Shampoo Planet's six month chronicle of Tyler's life takes us from his Washington State hometown to the ongoing party beside Jim Morrison's Paris grave, to a wild island in British Columbia, to the freak-filled redwood forests of northern California, to a cheesy Hollywood, to ultramodern Seattle, and then back home. On the way we meet a constellation of other characters: Anna-Louise, Tyler's post-feminist girlfriend with an eating disorder; Neil, Tyler's Deadhead dope-ranching biological father; Daisy, his neo-hippie sister; Murray, her dreadlocked boyfriend; and Harmony, a rich computer hacker with a fetish for Star Trek and the medieval.

From the author of Generation X comes a visionary first novel about today's 20-something generation and their baby boom parents. A 20-year-old, tree-hugging Reagan youth with a "shampoo museum" in his bathroom deals with love and loss and forges a much-needed style of common sense for life.

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In this offhandedly brilliant work, Coupland ( Generation X ) sympathetically presents young characters who are cynically at ease with the apocalypse. (May)
Margaret Flanagan
Coupland, the author of the critically acclaimed "Generation X", offers another humorous, poignant overview of the post-Baby Boomers. Tenuously poised between the fanciful 1960s idealism of his hippie mother and the crass materialism that characterized his formative years during the 1980s, Tyler Johnson, a 20-year-old firmly grounded in the pliant social and cultural milieu of the 1990s, attempts to forge a meaningful link between his past and his future. At the crossroads of his life, Tyler is at once both shallow and insightful; his engaging stream-of-consciousness narration provides a memorable account of his weird and wonderful spiritual odyssey. During the course of his revelatory psychological journey, Tyler introduces the reader to the delightful array of eccentrics that populates his life. Coupland displays a respectful affection for his truly original assortment of oddball characters and painstakingly maintains a delicate balance between the reasonable and the ridiculous. Contemporary self-discovery fiction at its finest.
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The New York Post An eye-catching prose style and a firm grip on the zeitgeist...Coupland's a brilliant wordsmith...

Playboy ...the witty humor, vulnerable uncertainty, and self-deprecating honesty of his narrator...makes Coupland's novel so exceptional.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517154731
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/15/1995

Meet the Author

Douglas Coupland is Canadian, born on a Canadian Air Force base near Baden-Baden, Germany, in 1961. In 1965 his family moved to Vancouver, Canada, where he continues to live and work. Coupland has studied art and design in Vancouver, Canada, Milan, Italy and Sapporo, Japan. His first novel, Generation X, was published in March of 1991. Since then he has published eleven novels and several non-fiction books in 35 languages and most countries on earth. He has written and performed for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, England, and in 2001 resumed his practice as a visual artist, with exhibitions in spaces in North America, Europe, and Asia. 2006 marks the premiere of the feature film Everything's Gone Green, his first story written specifically for the screen and not adapted from any previous work. A TV series (13 one-hour episodes) based on his novel, "jPod" premiered on the CBC in January, 2008.
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