Cultural Observation: ‘Are You the Stranger Who Will Rescue Me?’

“‘Are you the stranger who will rescue me?’ This is the question Andy asks in Douglas Coupland’s influential book, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerate Culture. Whenever Andy meets someone new, his unspoken question is, ‘Are you the stranger who will rescue me?’

As Andy’s question suggests, Coupland’s novel is about the search for identity and community in the information age. Generation X defines the aspirations of America’s first postmodern generation, in which people desperately want to know who they are and where they belong, yet have trouble finding the answers.” -Phil Ryken, City on a Hill

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