by Douglas Coupland.
Quickie recap: Liz Dunn imagines herself to be boring on the brink of invisible, and she is, that is, until her long-lost son from a teenage pregnancy that nobody knows about shows up and puts her life on a different path where she suddenly realizes that loneliness is not the only way.
Quickie review: Coupland is hit or miss for me, but this one was a pretty big hit. He actually seemed to be writing at a comfortable maturity level. It was touching and sweet while still retaining the detachment that Coupland's style is famous for. And for a book about profound loneliness, it manages to be funny and sarcastic and light.
Quickie recommendation: I hate that I liked it, but I did, and I think it's a pretty safe bet.