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Corrections, the (2001) [Novel]
by Jonathan Franzen Rating: Weighted - 8.6 / Average - 8.6 of 10 (10 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives.

The oldest, Gary, a once-stable portfolio manager and family man, is trying to convince his wife and himself, despite clear signs to the contrary, that he is not clinically depressed. The middle child, Chip, has lost his seemingly secure academic job and is failing spectacularly at his new line of work. And Denise, the youngest, has escaped a disastrous marriage only to pour her youth and beauty down the drain of an affair with a married man -- or so her mother fears.

Desperate for some pleasure to look forward to, Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home.

Original title: The Corrections
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Corrections, the

Corrections, the (2001)
Awards: James Tait Black Memorial Prize (2002), National Book Award: Fiction (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "The novel of the year." Fortune Magazine
  • "What we're asking is whether Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections will become that rare thing, a literary work that everybody's reading? A lot of people are saying yes." Time Magazine
  • "The last 100 pages is an unforgettably sad, indelibly beautiful piece of literature.. [Franzen] is a writer with talent to burn." Newsweek Magazine
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Corrections, the (2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9780312421274
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.2 x 1.1 in
Pages: 576

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Corrections, the (2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312984298
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.7 x 1.1 in
Pages: 601

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Corrections, the (2001)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374100124
Dimensions: 6.7 x 8.8 x 1.9
Pages: 567

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