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The Corrections: A Novel

The Corrections: A Novel
Author: Jonathan Franzen
ISBN 13: 9780312421274
ISBN 10: 312421273
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2002-09-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
List Price: $17.00

Stretching from the Midwest at midcentury to the Wall Street and Eastern Europe of today, The Corrections brings an old-fashioned world of civic virtue and sexual inhibitions into violent collision with the era of home surveillance, hands-off parenting, do-it-yourself mental health care, and globalized greed. Richly realistic, darkly hilarious, deeply humane, it confirms Jonathan Franzen as one of our most brilliant interpreters of American society and the American soul.

Miami Herald

Wonderously devastating . . . In prose that is by turns suspenseful, brooding, and, oh yes, compassionate, Franzen unrolls the huge, bleak panorama of the Lamberts' past and present lives, their temptations, failures, mistakes and false hopes, their intimate acquaintance with the hot flash of selfishness and the sharp bitterness of rue.