By Douglas Coupland
All households Are Psychotic is the 7th novel via Douglas Coupland, released in 2001. the radical is the fictitious tale of the dysfunctional Drummond kin and their adventures on a visit to determine their daughter's house commute release.
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All Families are Psychotic by Douglas Coupland