'Deeper, funnier, sadder and truer than a work of fiction has any right to be' Independent on Sunday
'Both a page-turner and a work of art ... an almost perfectly written novel' Evening Standard
This is the story of the Berglunds, their son Joey, their daughter Jessica and their friend Richard Katz. It is about how we use and abuse our freedom; about the beginning and ending of love; teenage lust; the unexpectedness of adult life; why we compete with our friends; how we betray those closest to us; and why things almost never work out as they 'should'. It is a story about the human heart, and what it leads us to do to ourselves and each other.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - etxgardener - LibraryThing
Tolstoy said that every unhappy family is unhappy in their own way. That being so, Jonathan Franzen has taken children from two unhappy families (Walter & Patty), married them and then produced an ... Read full review
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This was not a book that kept me turning pages, and I thought it would be. It's a story about people and all their human traits. Some reviewers on various sites have said the characters weren't ... Read full review