The Corrections (Fourth Estate 25th Anniv Edtn)

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‘The Corrections’ is one of five classic Fourth Estate books to be released as numbered, collectable editions to mark the 25th anniversary. The books will be beautifully produced hardbacks, limited to 2000 copies each, with jackets designed by some of the finest artists at work today.

The Lamberts – Enid and Alfred and their three grown-up children – are a troubled family living in a troubled age. Alfred is ill and as his condition worsens the whole family must face the failures, secrets and long-buried hurts that haunt them if they are to make the corrections that each desperately needs. Stretching from the Midwest in the mid-century to Wall Street and Eastern Europe in the age of globalised greed, The Corrections brings an old-time America of freight trains and civic duty into wild collision with the era of home surveillance, hands-off parenting, do-it-yourself mental healthcare, and New Economy millionaires. It announces Jonathan Franzen as one of the most brilliant interpreters of American society and the American soul.


The cover design is a limited edition print (1 of 2000) by Michael Landy.
Michael Landy, of the so-called Young British Artists, is best known for his performance piece cum installation, Breakdown, in which he destroyed all of his possessions.

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HardCover. Pub Date :2009-05-15 Pages: 640 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins UK 'The Corrections' is one of five classic Fourth Estate books to be released as numbered. collectable editions to mark the 25th anniversary.The books will be beautifully produced hardbacks. limited to 2000 copies each. with jackets designed by some of the finest artists at work today.The Lamberts - Enid and Alfred and their three grown-up children - are a troubled family living in a troubled age.Alfred is ill and as his condition worsens the whole family must face the failures. secrets and long-buried hurts that haunt them if they are to make the corrections that each desperately needs.Stretching from the Midwest in the mid-century to Wall Street and Eastern Europe in the age of globalised greed. The Corrections brings an old-time America of freight trains and civic duty into wild collisi...

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Critically lauded and an Oprah Book Club choice, Jonathan Franzen's third novel The Corrections is already a huge success in the US, and it's none too difficult to see why. Whereas his earlier novels, The Twenty-Seventh City and StrongMotion could be seen as single-issue works (on inner city decay and abortion respectively), the long-awaited The Corrections is far more grandiose in its ambition and its scale.

Framed by matriarch Enid Lambert's attempts to gather her three grown children back home for Christmas, The Corrections examines their lives: Enid's husband Alfred, sinking into dementia, her sons banker Gary and writer Chip (now in Lithuania) and daughter Denise, a chef, busily re-evaluating her sexual identity.

With these characters, Franzen gives himself plenty of room to examine the foibles, fears, hopes, anxieties and neuroses of 21st-century American life and the mad Lithuanian subplot provides some real laughs. But most striking and surprising about The Corrections is its reassuring normality. Despite all its well-signposted dysfunction, this remains at heart a big sprawling family saga, with all the security that implies. The book closes with Enid noting "that current events in general were more muted or insipid nowadays than they'd been in her youth" during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Now, "disasters of this magnitude no longer seemed to befall the United States". It's a line Franzen couldn't have written after 11 September, 2001--and, perhaps because of its now forgotten confidence, The Corrections is a book that readers will take to their hearts.--Alan Stewart

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