Microserfs: A Novel

Paperback | November 11, 2008

byDouglas Coupland

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They are Microserfs—six code-crunching computer whizzes who spend upward of sixteen hours a day "coding" and eating "flat" foods (food which, like Kraft singles, can be passed underneath closed doors) as they fearfully scan company e-mail to learn whether the great Bill is going to "flame" one of them. But now there's a chance to become innovators instead of cogs in the gargantuan Microsoft machine. The intrepid Microserfs are striking out on their own—living together in a shared digital flophouse as they desperately try to cultivate well-rounded lives and find love amid the dislocated, subhuman whir and buzz of their computer-driven world.

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They are Microserfs—six code-crunching computer whizzes who spend upward of sixteen hours a day "coding" and eating "flat" foods (food which, like Kraft singles, can be passed underneath closed doors) as they fearfully scan company e-mail to learn whether the great Bill is going to "flame" one of them. But now there's a chance to becom...

Douglas Coupland is the author of twelve novels, includingGeneration XandMicroserfs, and several works of nonfiction, includingPolaroids from the Dead. He lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:November 11, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061624268

ISBN - 13:9780061624261

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“The novel’s real fun is the frequent and rapidly fired pop-culture references that span the 70s, 80s and 90s...and Coupland uses them with relish.”