Ethan Jarlewski and five co-workers whose surnames end in 'J' are
bureaucratically marooned in JPod. JPod is a no-escape architectural limbo
on the fringes of a massive Vancouver game design company. The six workers
daily confront the forces that define our era: global piracy, boneheaded
marketing staff, people smuggling, the rise of China, marijuana grow-ops,
Jeff Probst, and the ashes of the 1990s financial tech dream. JPod's
universe is amoral and shameless. The characters are products of their era
even as they're creating it. Everybody in Ethan's life inhabits a moral
grey zone. Nobody is exempt, not even his seemingly straitlaced parents or
Coupland himself. Full of word games, visual jokes and sideways jabs, this
book throws a sharp, pointed lawn dart into the heart of contemporary life.

Douglas Coupland—JPod

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