Rabbit Lane: Douglas Coupland

Rabbit Lane: Douglas Coupland

In 1998, Douglas Coupland published Girlfriend in a Coma, a work of fiction that traces the lives of a group of friends from their teenage years through to middle-age. Set in West Vancouver, the story centers around Karen McNeil, who falls into a coma that lasts 17 years. When she awakens, the friends come together once again to face an impending apocalypse. The novel, which weaves deftly between literary genres, comes with a moral and a warning.
 
The book is set in the area of West Vancouver’s Rabbit Lane, which Coupland chose because he spent much time there growing up and he always saw it as “a place that time forgot.”
 
The West Vancouver Art Museum is pleased to be working with Coupland to present a series of photographs stemming from the book, which will be staged in the local community.
 
For more information about this project, to participate, and to chart its development, please visit the project website.

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