Cover of: The corrections | Jonathan Franzen

About the Book

Winner of the 2002 National Book Award, The Corrections is the story of the suburban Midwestern couple Alfred and Enid Lambert and their three children, Gary, a bank executive, Chip, a college professor, and Denise, a professional chef.

"Tragedy rewritten as farce," globalization and changing social norms in the post-Cold War era intersect with compelling family drama and a portrait of a debilitating mental illness, all coming to a head in a Christmas at the Lamberts' home in St. Jude, Missouri. Franzen drew heavily on his father's experience with Alzheimer's in his depiction of Alfred Lambert, who has Parkinson's disease.

Edition Notes

Genre Fiction

The Physical Object

Pagination 567 p. ;
Number of pages 567

ID Numbers

Open Library OL23245761M
Internet Archive corrections00fran
ISBN 10 0374129983, 0347129983, 0374100128
LC Control Number 2001033478
Library Thing 5969
Goodreads 717093 658770

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