Crossroads

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Author: Jonathan Franzen

9780008308902 | PB | pp. 590 | 2021 | Fourth Estate

Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen describes a family at a historical moment in it’s moral crisis — a tale of interwoven perspectives and sustained suspense.

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Crossroads, with very vivid characterisation describes the life of a Midwestern family undergoing a moral crisis.

It’s December 23, 1971, and heavy weather is forecast for Chicago. Russ Hildebrandt, the associate pastor of a liberal suburban church, is on the brink of breaking free of a marriage he finds joyless – unless his wife, Marion, who has her own secret life, beats him to it. Their eldest child, Clem, is coming home from college on fire with moral absolutism, having taken an action that will shatter his father. Clem’s sister, Becky, long the social queen of her high-school class, has sharply veered into the counterculture, while their brilliant younger brother Perry, who’s been selling drugs to seventh-graders, has resolved to be a better person. Each of the Hildebrandts seeks a freedom that each of the others threatens to complicate.

Author:

Jonathan Franzen

ISBN:

9780008308902

Publisher:

Fourth Estate

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

590

Year of Publication:

2021

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author has written six novels, including Crossroads, Freedom, and The Corrections, and five works of nonfiction and translation, including The Kraus Project and Farther Away, all published by FSG. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the German Akademie der Künste, and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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