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The Twenty-Seventh City

A Novel

Picador Modern Classics

Author: Jonathan Franzen; With an Introduction by Philip Weinstein

The Twenty-Seventh City

The Twenty-Seventh City

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The debut novel of New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Franzen, The Twenty-Seventh City is “a startling, scathing first novel about American ambition, power, politics,...

Page Count
544
On Sale
11/05/2013

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The debut novel of New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Franzen, The Twenty-Seventh City is “a startling, scathing first novel about American ambition, power, politics, money, corruption and apathy” (People).

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. A classic of contemporary fiction, The Twenty-Seventh City shows us an ordinary metropolis turned inside out, the American Dream unraveling into terror and dark comedy.

“Unsettling and visionary…A book of memorable characters, surprising situations, and provocative ideas.”—The Washington Post

“An imaginative and riveting examination of our flawed society…A rare blend of entertainment and profound social commentary.”—Chicago Sun-Times

Imprint Publisher

Picador Modern Classics

ISBN

9781250046703

In The News

“A suspense story with the elements of a complex, multilayered psychological novel...Lingers in the mind long after more conventional potboilers have bubbled away.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A novel so imaginatively and expansively of our times that it seems ahead of them.” —Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times

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The Twenty-Seventh City

The Twenty-Seventh City

$20.00

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