Read Online The Corrections Book by Jonathan Franzen

Read Online The Corrections Book by Jonathan Franzen

The Corrections

Winner of the National Book Award for FictionNominated for the National Book Critics Circle AwardAn American Library Association Notable BookJonathan Franzen s third novel, The Corrections, is a great work of art and a grandly entertaining overture to our new century a bold, comic, tragic, deeply moving family drama that stretches from the Midwest at mid century to Wall S Winner of the National Book Award for FictionNominated for the National Book Critics Circle AwardAn American Library Association Notable BookJonathan Franzen s third novel, The Corrections, is a great work of art and a grandly entertaining overture to our new century a bold, comic, tragic, deeply moving family drama that stretches from the Midwest at mid century to Wall Street and Eastern Europe in the age of greed and globalism Franzen brings an old time America of freight trains and civic duty, of Cub Scouts and Christmas cookies and sexual inhibitions, into brilliant collision with the modern absurdities of brain science, home surveillance, hands off parenting, do it yourself mental healthcare, and the anti gravity New Economy With The Corrections, Franzen emerges as one of our premier interpreters of American society and the American soul.Enid Lambert is terribly, terribly anxious Although she would never admit it to her neighbors or her three grown children, her husband, Alfred, is losing his grip on reality Maybe it s the medication that Alfred takes for his Parkinson s disease, or maybe it s his negative attitude, but he spends his days brooding in the basement and committing shadowy, unspeakable acts More and often, he doesn t seem to understand a word Enid says.Trouble is also brewing in the lives of Enid s children Her older son, Gary, a banker in Philadelphia, has turned cruel and materialistic and is trying to force his parents out of their old house and into a tiny apartment The middle child, Chip, has suddenly and for no good reason quit his exciting job as a professor at D College and moved to New York City, where he seems to be pursuing a transgressive lifestyle and writing some sort of screenplay Meanwhile the baby of the family, Denise, has escaped her disastrous marriage only to pour her youth and beauty down the drain of an affair with a married man or so Gary hints.Enid, who loves to have fun, can still look forward to a final family Christmas and to the ten day Nordic Pleasurelines Luxury Fall Color Cruise that she and Alfred are about to embark on But even these few remaining joys are threatened by her husband s growing confusion and unsteadiness As Alfred enters his final decline, the Lamberts must face the failures, secrets, and long buried hurts that haunt them as a family if they are to make the corrections that each desperately needs

Title : The Corrections
Author :  Jonathan Franzen
Language : English
Isbn : 1841156736
Format : Paperback
Pages : 653 pages

Rating: 4.4

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