Freedom

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Fourth Estate, 2011 - City and town life - 597 pages
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Patty and Walter Berglund were hands-on parents at the avant-garde of the whole foods generation. But now, in the new millennium, the Berglunds have become a mystery. Why has their teenage son moved in with a Republican family? Why is Walter working with Big Coal? And why has Patty become 'a very different kind of neighbour?'

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So much about this novel to dislike: all the characters do dumb immoral things, far too many graphiic sex scenes, toatlly unnecessary four-letter word excessive usage, etc. But I confess I was caught ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Jonathan Franzen was born in 1959 and graduated from Swarthmore College. He has lived in Boston, Spain, New York, Colorado Springs and Philadelphia. His other novels are 'The Twenty-Seventh City', 'Strong Motion', and 'The Corrections'. He is also the author of 'How To Be Alone', a collection of non-fiction, and 'The Discomfort Zone', a memoir. His fiction and non-fiction 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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