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The Gum Thief

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Meet Roger, a divorced, middle-aged 'aisles associate' at a Staples outlet, condemned to restocking reams of paper for the rest of his life, and his ... Show synopsis

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ImaginaryShoes

Two Thumbs up for 'The Gum Thief'

by ImaginaryShoes on Sep 3, 2010

In Douglas Coupland?s epistolary novel, 'The Gum Thief', the reader is reminded that friendships can transpire in the strangest of places between individuals that appear inexorably different on the outside. The main characters both work retail at Staples, Roger, a divorced middle aged man , and Bethany, a young girl at the end of her goth phase. Coupland makes the characters come to life through the complex narratives that exposes the characters mutual struggles to fit into popular culture, a theme Coupland is notorious for. I feel as though this is a novel that every individual can relate to in one way or another,: whether they?re willing to admit it or not is another thing. I give 'The Gum Thief' two thumbs up.

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