Q | Nov 4, 2013 | 22:59

Douglas Coupland brings Worst. Person. Ever. to Q

Jian speaks with the writer about his new novel, Worst. Person. Ever., and what his foul-mouthed, infantile, misanthropic protagonist might reveal about human nature and the times we live in.

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