The Twenty-Seventh City: A Novel

byJonathan FranzenIntroduction byPhilip Weinstein

November 5, 2013|
The Twenty-Seventh City: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen
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25th Anniversary Edition
Picador Modern Classics

Published in 1988, Jonathan Franzen''s The Twenty-Seventh City is the debut novel of a writer who would come to define our times.

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. Set in mid-1980s, The Twenty-Seventh City predicts every unsettling shift in American life for the next two decades: suburban malaise, surveillance culture, domestic terrorism, paranoia. 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.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of novels such as The Corrections (2001), Freedom (2010), and Crossroads (2021), and works of nonfiction, including Farther Away (2012) and The End of the End of the Earth (2018), all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.
Title:The Twenty-Seventh City: A Novel
Product dimensions:544 pages, 8.34 X 5.62 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:544 pages, 8.34 X 5.62 X 0.98 in
Published:November 5, 2013
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781250046703

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