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Corrections
by Jonathan Franzen


Overview - A comic, tragic masterpiece of an American family breaking down in an age of easy fixes, Franzen's third novel brings an old-time America of freight trains and civic duty into wild collision with the era of home surveillance and New Economy speculation.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A comic, tragic masterpiece of an American family breaking down in an age of easy fixes, Franzen's third novel brings an old-time America of freight trains and civic duty into wild collision with the era of home surveillance and New Economy speculation. Winner of the National Book Award.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312421274
  • ISBN-10: 0312421273
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: September 2002
  • Page Count: 576

Series: Recent Picador Highlights

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This National Book Award winner is an insightful examination of the politics of family life. With humor and precision, The Corrections chronicles the domestic intranquility of Enid and Alfred Lambert. After 50 years of marriage, the two are ready to enjoy their sunset years, but Alfred, stricken with Parkinson's disease, is declining fast. Meanwhile, the Lambert's oldest son, Gary, is suffering from clinical depression, and Chip, the middle child, has lost his teaching post at a university for romancing a student. Could things be any worse? Of course! Daughter Denise is having an affair with a married man, which could mean the end of her promising culinary career. From the bohemian outposts of New York to the sleepy suburbs of the Midwest, Franzen's smart, funny satire follows a cast of wonderfully human characters as they fumble their way through relationships and life. A reading group guide is available in print and online at www.picadorusa.com.

 
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