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Jonathan Franzen

ISBN 9780007269761

This is the story of the Berglunds, their son Joey, their daughter Jessica and their friend Richard Katz.

It is about how we use and abuse our freedom; about the beginning and ending of love; teenage lust; the unexpectedness of adult life; why we compete with our friends; how we betray those closest to us; and why things almost never work out as they ‘should’.

It is a story about the human heart, and what it leads us to do to ourselves and each other.

The Author

Jonathan FranzenJonathan Franzen is the author of four other novels, most recently The Corrections and Freedom, and five works of nonfiction and translation, including Farther Away and The Kraus Project. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the German Akademie der Künste, and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.





Reviews, News & Interviews:

Stupendous, magnificent, unforgettable, witty and rich. A great American novel is unmistakably what Freedom is. Spectator

Writing in prose that dazzles, Franzen has now written the two novels that best define modern America. Independent on Sunday

Extraordinary … it is first troubling, then addictive – and then, with mounting satisfaction, convinces you this is simply on a different plane from other contemporary fiction. Guardian