Hey Nostradamus!

Author: Douglas Coupland

The story of one family piecing itself back together after a tragic highschool shooting, Hey Nostradamus! is Douglas Coupland’s most soulful, piercing and searching novel yet. Pregnant and secretly married, Cheryl Anway scribbles her last will and testament — and erie premonition — on a school binder shortly before a rampaging trio of misfit classmates gun her down in a….Read More

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