Girlfriend in a Coma

By Douglas Coupland

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'What did Karen see that December night? What pictures of tomorrow could so disturb her that she would flee into a refuge of bottomless sleep? Why would she leave me?'It's 15th December, 1979, and Richard's girlfriend Karen has entered a deep coma. She only took a couple of valium washed down with a cocktail, but now she's locked away in suspended animation, oblivious to t 'What did Karen see that...

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March 1st 1999 by ReganBooks

(first published January 1st 1998)

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Quotes From "Girlfriend in a Coma"

"I didn't realize then that so much of being adult is reconciling ourselves with the awkwardness and strangeness of our own feelings. Youth is the time of life lived for some imaginary audience."
"there are three things we cry for in life: things that are lost, things that are found, and things that are magnificent."
"Destiny is what we work toward. The future doesn't exist yet. Fate is for losers!"
"There are three things we cry for in life - things that are lost, things that are found, and things that are magnificent."
"We'll go to a place that's quiet and dry and talk about precious things."
"Question: would I do it the same way all over again? Absolutely - because I learned something along the way. Most people don't learn things along
the way. Or if they do, they conveniently forget those things when it suits their need. Most people, given a second chance, fuck it up completely. It's
one of those laws of the universe that you can't shake. People, I have noticed, only seem to learn once they get their third chance - after losing and
wasting vast sums of time, money, youth, and energy you name it. But still they learn, which is the better thing in the end."
"Besides, animals don’t even have time. Only humans have time. It’s what makes us different."
"You guys just wait and see. We'll stand taller than these mountains. We'll bare open our hearts for the world to grab. We'll see lights where there was dimness. We'll testify together to what we have seen and felt. Life will go on--all of us--crawling; stumbling, falling perhaps. But we will be the strong ones. Our hearts will shine brightly."

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