Douglas Coupland is a Canadian novelist, visual artist and designer. His first novel in 1991 was Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. He has published thirteen novels, a collection of short stories, seven nonfiction books, and a number of dramatic works and screenplays for film and television. Coupland’s novels and visual work synthesize high and low culture, web technology, religion, and changes in human existence caused by modern technologies.
“We Were There… It’s the name of an impressive new monument in LeBreton Flats designed to keep alive the memory of Canadian firefighters killed in the line of duty or from work-related illnesses.
But it’s also a statement of bearing witness, which hundreds of people did Sunday morning as years of hard work by the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation was unveiled under a bright September sky.”
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