Plot summary[ edit ] The first part of the book covers the 17 years in the lives of this group of looknig after Karen's lapse into a coma. Richard has to cope with losing Karen but gaining a daughter, Megan, as fatherhood is thrust upon him: the outcome of their mutual loss of virginity just hours before Karen fell into her coma. Wendy throws herself into work and Linus loses himself, looking for that which is Ashland Louisiana ga women fucking.
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Sex dating in urbana arkansas Pamela becomes a supermodel and Hamilton a demolition expert, but none of the friends' lives turn out how they imagined. Broken and lacking, they return to the suburbs of their youth to try to pull themselves together until one day, almost two decades after she fell asleep, Karen regains consciousness.
The book is divided into three parts. The first chapter of the book is narrated by Jared, the ghost of a friend of the characters who died of leukemia at a young age.
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The rest of Part Sex clubs in Belize is narrated by Richard, in the first person, as he tells the story of what happened in the 17 years. The second part of the book, with no narrator, deals with Karen's return to the world.
It also begins to explain where she had been all those years and the reality she had hoped to escape. Then, suddenly, the world ends. This section is narrated in the third person, with insight into all the characters' minds.
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The final part of the book details life after everyone except these seven people have fallen asleep and not reawakened. This section is again narrated by Jared.
The characters have to deal with the end of the world as predicted by Karen in her coma. Characters[ edit ] Karen Thrust into a coma after having a glimpse of the future, Karen is the tragic figure in this novel. For has a looing of the future she carries into her coma. Upon returning from her coma, she has Wives want nsa Mabton mind of a seventeen-year-old, and a daughter, Megan, looking the same age as she is mentally.
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He was a close friend to Jared.
Jared's death and Karen's coma cause Richard's mental state to be quite weak. A frequent alcoholic, Richard struggles with addiction while waiting for Karen to possibly wake up. Wendy The smart one of the group, Wendy moves on to become a doctor working in the Emergency Room of the hospital.
While the other characters seem to disappear into addiction or misery, Wendy gives herself to her schooling and work. She later gets together with Linus, though her heart still bears feelings for Jared. fog
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Linus Shortly after university, Linus leaves to travel the world in a quest to find himself. He spends quite a stay in Las Vegas, but what Linus finds does not give him the closure loooking he searches for. Instead, it leaves him feeling emptier than when he left.
Linus later marries Wendy. Pamela Pamela is the supermodel of the group. She leaves the Memphis Tennessee women seek man for sex to enter the looking lifestyle of the rich and famous. Pamela continually drops celebrity names in girlfriend, and hints at many drug-induced exploits. She has a problem with heroin. She later marries Hamilton, with whom she indulges in her heroin frenzy. Hamilton Hamilton is an gielfriend member of the group.
He, too, has a problem with heroin. He later marries Pamela. Megan Born to Karen while in her coma, Megan is raised by Karen's parents. She is a rebellious child, finding solace in thoughts of death. Her father, Richard, is distant yet there when needed. She dates a very low class man named Skitter, and becomes pregnant by him. Jared A high for friend of the main cast, Jared was very promiscuous.
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He was also a jock. At the beginning of the novel, he has already died of leukemia and exists as a ghost. The leukemia progressed rapidly, giving him little time after learning of his disease.
He is the only other presence to visit the main cast after the End of the World. Inspiration[ edit ] Girlfriend wasn't a consciously planned book.
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I'd just returned in December from that disastrously exhausting European tour. Coupland returned from his tour burnt out and very fatigued mentally. The period after this tour was, for Coupland, "one of the darkest periods of [his] life". This novel became Girlfriend in a Coma; however, he wasn't sure where the novel was going to take him when he began Lonely lady wants casual sex Robinsonville write it.
The novel "pretty well erupted out of [him]".
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