The Twenty-Seventh City

A Novel

Jonathan Franzen

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A riveting work of suspense, an eerie fable of political life, a love story - this first novel by Jonathan Franzen, published to wide acclaim in 1988, is a sweeping and imaginative look at America in the twentieth century.

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In early June Chief William O'Connell of the St. Louis Police Department announced his retirement, and the Board of Police Commissioners, passing over the favored candidates of the city political establishment, the black community, the press, the Officers Association and the Missouri governor, selected a woman, formerly with the police in Bombay, India, to begin a five-year term as chief. The city was appalled, but the woman--one S. Jammu--assumed the post before anyone could stop her.
This was on August 1. On August 4, the Subcontinent again made the local news when the most

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Work in Progress » Blog Archive » Jonathan Franzen on Author Videos and the Novel
We are very excited about Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, his first novel since The Corrections. He recently stopped by our office to discuss the ideas behind his book, why reading is the opposite of multitasking, and how very odd it can be for authors to appear on video.
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Work in Progress » Blog Archive » How to Read a Novelist
Jonathan Franzen by John Freeman Last week in Work in Progress we brought you John Freeman's conversation with Jeffrey Eugenides as the first of an exclusive two-part preview of Freeman's How to Read a Novelist, his book of more than fifty author profiles coming from FSG Origina...
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The Twenty-Seventh City
A Novel
Jonathan Franzen

Trade Paperback

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
May 1997
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374525057
ISBN10: 0374525056
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 528 pages
$15.00

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Picador
Picador Modern Classics
November 2013
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ISBN: 9781250046703
ISBN10: 125004670X
Rough Front/Deckel Edge
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 544 pages
$18.00

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Trade Paperback
Picador
September 2001
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ISBN: 9780312420147
ISBN10: 0312420145
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 528 pages
$17.00

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Picador
November 2013
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ISBN: 9781250047571
ISBN10: 1250047579
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 544 pages
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