Crossroads / Jonathan Franzen.
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- ISBN: 9780374181178
- Physical Description: 580 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.
"It's December 23, 1971, and heavy weather is ... Read More
- Baker & Taylor
As Christmas 1971 approaches, the Hildebrand family of New Prospect, Illinois deals increasing points of crisis including a stale marriage, the draft and their son's sexual orientation in the first novel in a new trilogy from the author of Purity.
- Baker & Taylor
"Crossroads is the first novel in Jonathan Franzen's A Key to All Mythologies. The trilogy tells the story of a Midwestern family across three generations, mirroring the preoccupations and dilemmas of the United States from the Vietnam War to the 2020s"--
- McMillan Palgrave
<p><b>Jonathan Franzenâs gift for wedding depth and vividness of character with breadth of social vision has never been more dazzlingly evident than in <i>Crossroads</i>.</b><br><br>Itâs 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 joylessâunless 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. Clemâs sister, Becky, long the social queen of her high-school class, has sharply veered into the counterculture, while their brilliant younger brother Perry, whoâs 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.<br><br>Jonathan Franzenâs novels are celebrated for their unforgettably vivid characters and for their keen-eyed take on contemporary America. Now, in <i>Crossroads</i>, Franzen ventures back into the past and explores the history of two generations. With characteristic humor and complexity, and with even greater warmth, he conjures a world that resonates powerfully with our own.<br><br>A tour de force of interwoven perspectives and sustained suspense, its action largely unfolding on a single winter day, <i>Crossroads </i>is the story of a Midwestern family at a pivotal moment of moral crisis. Jonathan Franzenâs gift for melding the small picture and the big picture has never been more dazzlingly evident.</p>
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