The Resource Crossroads, Jonathan Franzen

Crossroads, Jonathan Franzen

Label
Crossroads
Title
Crossroads
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Franzen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's 23 December, 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. Jonathan Franzen's novels are celebrated for their unforgettably vivid characters and their keen-eyed take on the complexities of contemporary America. Now, for the first time, in Crossroads, Franzen explores the history of a generation. With characteristic humour and complexity, and with even greater warmth, he conjures a world that feels no less immediate. A tour de force of interwoven perspectives and sustained suspense, Crossroads is the story of a Midwestern family at a historical moment of moral crisis. Jonathan Franzen's gift for melding the small picture and the big picture has never been more dazzlingly evident
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DLC
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Franzen, Jonathan
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Key to all mythologies
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Generations
  • Families
  • Priests
  • Drug dealers
  • Middle West
Target audience
adult
Label
Crossroads, Jonathan Franzen
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000069950294
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
580 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008308902
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1273324069
Label
Crossroads, Jonathan Franzen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000069950294
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
580 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008308902
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1273324069

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