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Author
Jonathan Franzen.
Publisher Picador  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.25 x 5.5 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780312421274
Pages/Publication Date 566/2001
Daedalus Item Code 30610
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(National Book Award Winner and a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, PEN/Faulkner Award, and National Book Critics Circle Award) Jonathan Franzen's 2001 novel is a bold, comic, tragic family drama that brings an Eisenhower-era America of freight trains and civic duty, of Cub Scouts and Christmas cookies and sexual inhibitions, into a collision with the modern absurdities of brain science, home surveillance, hands-off parenting, do-it-yourself mental healthcare, and the New Economy. Mom Enid refuses to admit that her husband Alfred, once a railroad man and inventor, is losing his mind to Parkinson's disease. Older son Gary is a banker in the grips of clinical depression, struggling with his marriage to a controlling wife. Middle child Chip has lost his plum professorship to a seductive student's betrayal, and nearly lost his life in a Lithuanian Internet scam, while Denise, the baby, undermines her position as a chef by fooling around with the boss's wife. Yet Enid is determined to sweep all that unpleasantness under the rug and bring them all together for a big Christmas dinner.

"You will laugh, wince, groan, weep, leave the table and maybe the country, promise never to go home again, and be reminded of why you read serious fiction in the first place."NYReview of Books

 
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