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The Twenty-Seventh City by [Jonathan Franzen]

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The Twenty-Seventh City Kindle Edition

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  • 'A huge and masterly drama…gripping and surreal and overwhelmingly convincing.' Laura Shapiro, Newsweek
  • 'A novel so imaginatively and expansively of our times that is seems ahead of them.' Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times
  • 'Franzen has managed to put together a suspense story with the elements of a complex, multi-layered psychological novel…A riveting piece of fiction that lingers in the mind long after more conventional pot-boilers have bubbled away.' Peter Andrews, The New York Times Book Review
  • ‘Unsettling and visionary…“The Twenty-Seventh City” is not a novel that can be quickly dismissed or easily forgotten: it has elements of both “Great” and “American”…A book of memorable characters, surprising situations, and provocative ideas.’ Washington Post
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Jonathan Franzen's work includes four novels (The Twenty-Seventh City, Strong Motion, The Corrections, Freedom), two collections of essays (Farther Away, How To Be Alone), a memoir (The Discomfort Zone), and, most recently, The Kraus Project. He is recognised as one of the best American writers of our age and has won many awards. He lives in New York City and Santa Cruz, California. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B077T2RC1B
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Fourth Estate (14 December 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1597 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 532 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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Jonathan Franzen is the author of five novels--Purity, Freedom, The Corrections, The Twenty-Seventh City, and Strong Motion--and five works of nonfiction and translation, including Farther Away, How to Be Alone, and The Discomfort Zone, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the German Akademie der Kunste, and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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