Man, two kids, ten devices and an internet-sized generation gap
a former Guardian and BBC writer, and author of The
a hilarious story of mid-life crisis, family, technology, and coping
with the modern workplace.
Cooper is a depressed, analogue throwback; a cynical, alcoholic
Gen-Xer whose glory days are behind him. He’s unemployed, his
marriage has broken down, he’s addicted to internet hook-ups, and
is deeply ashamed of his son Geronimo, who lives life dressed as a
Jack’s daughter engineers a job for him at totally-lit tech firm
Sweet, he’s confronted by a Millennial and Zoomer culture he can’t
relate to. He loathes every detail – every IM, gif and emoji –
apart from Freya, twenty years his junior and addicted to
broadcasting her life on social media.
Jack evolve to fit in at Sweet, or will he remain a dinosaur stuck in
the 1980s? And will he halt his slide into loneliness and repair his
is for every Gen-Xer who ever struggled with a device, and for
everyone else who loves emojis … said no one ever.
reading for anyone in the workplace over 40, and a handbook for those
cocky bastards who are not.’
(Boomer, wannabe GenX)
Knight’s writing credits include The Guardian, The Financial Times
and the BBC, among many others publications, where he has written
about the successes and failings of technology.
currently lives in Wellington, NZ, where he works as an IT consultant
and writes blistering content for technology firms.
Donated, (first published as Generation), is a thriller based on the
dangers of experimenting with viral DNA and ignoring science. It
features a techno-phobic journo.
is a mid-life car crash. Jack Cooper works for a super-cool tech firm
and can’t operate his own mobile phone. Besides, his life is falling
apart because his family is addicted to the internet.
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