Freedom is a story that follows the fictitious Berglund family, Patty and Walter Berglund who see several ups and downs in their personal and married life. In the initial part of the book, an account of the family from the neighbours? point of view is provided. Walter is an attorney with a special interest towards the environment and Patty is a young and good looking housewife. They lead a normal American middle class life in St.Paul, Minnesota with their two children, Jessica and Joey. They get into a situation that forces them to shift to Washington as Joey is threatening to move in with his girlfriend. The second part is Patty?s own narration of her past. It goes back to her college days, when she had a career in basketball game and was attracted to Richard, a musician in a rock band. Patty met Walter through Richard since they were roommates. Her marriage with Walter is forced since an ankle injury ended her sports career and Richard stopped responding to her feelings. Further, the story shifts to 2004 where Richard comes back into their lives and the Berglunds are having a wavering relationship. In a similar track it also reveals the story of Joey who is arrested for the supply of faulty spares for trucks and is therefore forced to reconcile with his parents. Walter loses his job owing to his revelation about his company?s wrongdoings and also splits with Patty. She shifts to Brooklyn with her father and witnesses the scuffle for property among the family members after his death. Printed Pages: 570. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The new novel from the author of The Corrections. Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul - the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbour who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter's dreams. Together with Walter - environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, family man - she was doing her small part to build a better world. But now, in the new millennium, the Berglunds have become a mystery. Why has their teenage son moved in with the aggressively Republican family next door? Why has Walter taken a job working with Big Coal? What exactly is Richard Katz - outre rocker and Walter's old college friend and rival - still doing in the picture? Most of all, what has happened to poor Patty? Why has the bright star of Barrier Street become "a very different kind of neighbour," an implacable Fury coming unhinged before the street's attentive eyes? In his first novel since The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of too much liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. In charting the mistakes and joys of Freedom's intensely realized characters, as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time.
Über den Autor: Jonathan Franzen won the National Book Award in 2001 for The Corrections. He is the author of two other critically acclaimed novels, The Twenty-Seventh City and Strong Motion, and two works of non-fiction: How to Be Alone and The Discomfort Zone. He lives in New York City and Santa Cruz, California.
Verlag: Harper Collins India
Auflage: First edition.
Buchbeschreibung Farrar, Straus, Giroux/ New York, 2010. Sehr gut. 562 Seiten, Obroschur. Unbenutzt und ungelesen. Text: ENGLISCH. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 623. Artikel-Nr. 54062
Buchbeschreibung Macmillan USA Sep 2011, 2011. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 172x108x32 mm. Neuware - In this novel Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage, comically and tragically capturing the temptations and burdens of liberty. In charting the mistakes and joys of Freedoms intensely realized characters struggling to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time. 706 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781250000019
Buchbeschreibung Fourth Estate 2011 London, 2011. kartoniert 18 cm Gut kein Schutzumschlag 706 S. / Sprache: englisch / 475 g / Zustand: Einband an Ecken minimal gestoßen, Buchblock in Ordnung. Artikel-Nr. 064814
Buchbeschreibung Harper Collins Publ. UK Sep 2011, 2011. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 180x113x50 mm. Neuware - An international bestseller and the novel of the year, FREEDOM is an epic of contemporary love and marriage. In his first novel since THE CORRECTIONS, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. FREEDOM comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of too much liberty: the thrills of teenage lust and the shaken compromises of middle age. In charting the mistakes and joys of FREEDOMs intensely realized characters, as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time. 706 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780007423323
Buchbeschreibung Fourth Estate, 2010. Gebundene Ausgabe. Buchzustand: Gut. 562 Seiten 5016 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 880. Artikel-Nr. 13083
Buchbeschreibung Harper Collins Publ., 2010. sehr gut. Eine Ecke stark angestoßen.. 562 Seiten, Obroschur. Text: Englisch/ Ungelesenes Exemplar Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 782. Artikel-Nr. 54089
Buchbeschreibung Harpercollins Publishers Sep 2011, 2011. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 209x133x41 mm. Neuware - Paperback edition of Franzen's highly acclaimed, bestselling novel following the life of a married couple, their family and their rock star friend. It's sold 300,000 copies in the UK and through export, and follows the success of 'The Corrections'. 'A modern classic, 'Freedom' is the novel of the year, and the century.' Jonathan Jones, 'Guardian' 570 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780007269761
Buchbeschreibung London, 2010. Großformat. Paperback. Brilliant. ### 598 Seiten, , Altpreis: 14,90. Artikel-Nr. 978-0-00-726976-1
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Buchbeschreibung London, Fourth Estate, 2010. Pappband mit Umschlag / gebundene Ausgabe 562 S. (24,5 cm) 1st Edition; In gutem Zustand. ((FOTOS GERN AUF ANFRAGE)) (Stichwörter: (Dt.: Freiheit)) Englisch 990g. Artikel-Nr. 32465