Douglas & McIntyre
V0N 1B0

Book details:

November 2006
ISBN 978-1-55365-211-3
Paperback - Trade
6" x 10"
144 pages
Art / Popular Culture ART023000
$24.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

V0N 1B0

General Delivery, Whistler, BC

An irreverent take on the real Whistler -- its vibe, verve and eerie lack of history -- in the style of Douglas Coupland's best-selling City of Glass.

"There is something renegade about having a mailing address that is simply (your name),

"There is something renegade about having a mailing address that is simply (your name), General Delivery, Whistler, B.C., V0N 1B0," writes Ian Verchère. “No fixed address; that has such an outlaw vibe to it. The most carefree time in my life was when I had a General Delivery mailing address; not exactly Jesse James material, but we all rebel against The Man in our own way. I chose V0N 1B0 as the title of the book for that reason. I wanted to give people something different, so they could feel like they knew something more about Whistler, things you can only know if you’ve lived and worked here.”

In fifty witty, insightful chapters, Ian Verchère does to Whistler what his friend and collaborator Douglas Coupland did to Vancouver in City of Glass. He takes us behind the curtain of hype as only an insider can to reveal what makes B.C.’s only designated Resort Municipality tick.

About the Author

Ian  Verchere

Ian Verchere

Ian Verchere was a downhill ski racer and coach in the days when Whistler was being born. He has since been involved in the creation of over thirty video ...

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