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Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen

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Also by Jonathan Franzen:

Crossroads, October 2021
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Purity, September 2015
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Freedom, September 2010
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The Discomfort Zone, September 2006
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The Corrections, September 2002
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Crossroads
Jonathan Franzen

A Key to All Mythologies #1
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
October 2021
On Sale: October 5, 2021
592 pages
ISBN: 0374181179
EAN: 9780374181178
Kindle: B08TM23K6S
Hardcover / e-Book
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Set in a historical moment of moral crisis, Crossroads – the first instalment of the trilogy A Key to All Mythologies – is the stunning foundation of a sweeping investigation of human mythologies, as the Hildebrandt family navigate the political and social crosscurrents of of the past fifty years 

Daily Mail Most Anticipated Book of 2021 • A Guardian Most Anticipated Book of 2021 • A Times Most Ancipated Book of 2021 • A Glasgow Herald Most Anticipated Book of 2021

It’s December 23, 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, spanning a whole century, casting light forward to our present day. Jonathan Franzen’s gift for melding the small picture and the big picture has never been more dazzlingly evident.

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