The Twenty-seventh City

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Fourth Estate, 2003 - Detective and mystery stories - 517 pages
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The critically acclaimed first novel from Jonathan Franzen, author of the prize winning and internationally bestselling, The Corrections. St. Louis, Missouri, is a quietly dying river city until it hires a new police chief: a charismatic young woman from Bombay, India, named S. Jammu. No sooner has Jammu been installed, though, than the city's leading citizens become embroiled in an all-pervasive political conspiracy. A classic of contemporary fiction, 'The Twenty-Seventh City' shows us an ordinary metropolis turned inside out, and the American Dream unraveling into terror and dark comedy.

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User Review  - kvrfan - LibraryThing

If you ever wondered what a political thriller would look like if written by Jonathan Franzen, look no further. This is it. I have difficulty rating this book. Franzen knows how to write. His ... Read full review

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User Review  - Donna828 - LibraryThing

Well, somebody has to give this book a decent review. It was a decent book. Not great but good enough to keep reading if only to wallow in the luscious prose of Jonathan Franzen. This is the third ... Read full review


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Jonathan Franzen is the author of 'Strong Motion', 'The Corrections' and 'How to be Alone'. His fiction and nonfiction appear frequently in the New Yorker and Harper's, and he was named one of the best American novelists under forty by Granta and the New Yorker. He lives in New York City.

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